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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 1, 2017 3:41 PM CST

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Happy New Year, plumeria lovers!

Several plumeria are still blooming today! Pictured are Donna S and Vera Cruz Rose. Also blooming are Beach Blush, Riviera Rainbow and P. stenopetala.
Riviera Rainbow is still in full leaf. The rest is pretty much bare.
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Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
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JamesAcclaims
Jan 1, 2017 5:00 PM CST
Happy New Year everyone! May all our Plumeria be prosperous in the year to come!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jan 4, 2017 1:34 PM CST
Happy New Year!

Look for a post from a new subscriber, John H. He's in Nashville, TN and is just starting out growing plumeria.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 7, 2017 8:31 AM CST

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The thread by our new Plumeria grower John has been split off from this one so we can stay on topic better. See 'newbie grower'
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jan 7, 2017 8:52 AM CST
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Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
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JamesAcclaims
Jan 8, 2017 12:30 PM CST
My plumies can go back outside tomorrow! Hurray!

Our low temps will be back into the 65F range. Going back outside for some sunshine and some fresh air ☉
Since I didn't put up my house this year, they've just been hiding inside for these last few freezing winter days.

5 of them still have leaves, while the rest are fully dropped and dormant.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 8, 2017 1:38 PM CST
Nice for you James! Smiling I am keeping mine indoors, even if it is rather warm and tempting to put them out again, I will just keep my patience and let them winter through indoors. Rain is pouring here, and a cold system coming after this warm rainy event. Haizz...a long wait for mid May to bring them out...patience, patience, patience! Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes.
Name: James
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JamesAcclaims
Jan 8, 2017 1:50 PM CST
Mine have been out all year, other than a few weeks ago for 1 day and these last few days. I just bring them in if the temps are going to be below 50F.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 8, 2017 2:00 PM CST
Lucky you!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jan 8, 2017 2:43 PM CST
Lucky for sure, Tarev. I can only hope spring comes early here. It is sure winter now. Though you in CA need lots of moisture, what's coming your way may be far too much. Who knows whether this front makes it very far east. Our weather patterns don't come from the west, they come from the north.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 8, 2017 5:26 PM CST
Yeah, sadly as much we need these rains, Cali topography is not conducive for it. By tropical standards like in the Philippines, these rains are nothing really, just regular showers, not even monsoon levels there. Just the bad timing as it comes during winter season..wish we have some at the height of summer here..my plumies and other plants would have been so thrilled!
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Jan 13, 2017 2:18 PM CST
My sister's plumeria- says they are squishy and oozing. We just had two days of freezing weather this past week.
What can be done for them?

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While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease. Gen. 8:22
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jan 13, 2017 3:21 PM CST
Freezing weather is the best way I know of to (suddenly) kill a plumeria. There is really nothing that can be done to prevent their deaths. It just depends on how much of the plant froze. Just keep an eye on them. Sometimes when they are in the ground, the roots won't freeze but the upper growth will die back. Some of those will come back. Potted ones are not that lucky. If the freeze is strong enough and prolonged enough, the entire plant will be killed.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 13, 2017 3:36 PM CST

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but if they were exposed to freezing weather, they will not survive. Crying
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Jan 13, 2017 3:46 PM CST
Ken and hetty, if the main stem is firm , can she cut of
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Name: James
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JamesAcclaims
Jan 13, 2017 4:35 PM CST
If rot is higher up and the lower areas are still firm, then she MAY be able to cut and save the lower areas, but it is not guaranteed, especially if it is potted, and (as mentioned above) the roots were subjected to the cold. If the a major cut is done, it also adds more stress to the plant and can just be another contributing factor. She can try to cut it and hope for the best, but I would go ahead and tell her to expect the worse.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jan 13, 2017 4:36 PM CST
Betsy, there is no reason that one can't take a cutting(s), if that is what you are asking. One should be able to tell (sort of) if there is still vitality in the stem/branch. The tissue should be white and should drip white "latex" when cut. A firm stem is really not something that will tell you much. The older the stem/branch is, the more woody it/they become. Thus, even dead-as-a-doornail stems and branches will remain firm. At least, this is my experience.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jan 13, 2017 9:09 PM CST
I had my plumeria outside in Phoenix during an unexpected hard freeze about 10 years ago. Parts of all branches died back, but I was able to cut those parts off and I still have the plants and they are doing well. You should be able to see which parts are dead.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 14, 2017 8:37 AM CST

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That is correct, Karen. Be sure to clean your knife between cuts so as not to spread the pathogens.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jan 14, 2017 10:16 AM CST
That is a good point, Hetty. It's something I haven't been good at doing, but it definitely would be worthwhile.
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