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Oct 23, 2016 4:17 PM CST
Name: kbuntu
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Zone 13a)
Plumerias Region: Mexico
Hello Plumi friends!

I found this 3Ft tall Plumeria tucked away in a local nursery. I gave them $5, brought it home and planted it. This was roughly two weeks ago. The 4 leaves are yellowish/brown as you can see. I live in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It's warm, tropical all year around.
Do you think I should cut her or should I wait a little?

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Oct 23, 2016 6:47 PM CST

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I would wait until spring.
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Oct 24, 2016 3:38 AM CST
Name: kbuntu
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Zone 13a)
Plumerias Region: Mexico
Thank You! Will wait.
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Nov 3, 2016 10:47 AM CST
Name: kbuntu
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Zone 13a)
Plumerias Region: Mexico
Quick update. She must have heard me and quickly pushed out 5 leaves... and this in November Rolling on the floor laughing

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Nov 3, 2016 6:47 PM CST

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Nice Thumbs up
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Mar 8, 2017 12:07 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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I've been searching this forum & elsewhere... loads of advice on what to do with cuttings, but I can't find the answer to a simple very newbie question...

When you take a cutting, what happens to the plant it was cut from? Does it simply regrow? Does it branch from where it was cut?

I have a tall single-stem Scott Pratt and would like to share it with a friend and hopefully get it to branch. I don't expect mine to flower this year after being cut, just want to know how it will grow afterwards.

Thanks!!
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Mar 8, 2017 7:20 PM CST

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It will usually grow one or more new branches from the old leaf scars. Here is a good example.
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Mar 8, 2017 9:06 PM CST
Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
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Yep yep, just like that. Here is an example of one of mine that I cut a branch off of last year. It put off two branches, which you can see as little "starts" coming from right below the cut.


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Mar 8, 2017 10:39 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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OK, thanks! Sounds like it won't hurt mine to cut it, but cutting off the top may or may not make it branch. Maybe I'll wait and see if it branches after it flowers this year.

I appreciate the help -- and the helpful photos!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
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