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Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Plumeria Newbie
Plumerias Tropicals Region: Tennessee
Scjohnh
Jan 4, 2017 1:36 PM CST
Hi Everyone,
I have just ordered two rooted plumeria plants From Drdawg . One is a Vera Cruz Rose with inflo and the other is a Celadine two tip.
I am a first time plumeria grower and was wondering what potting mix I should use that I would be able to pick up tonight and be ready to plant when they arrive tomorrow?
Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
Vera Cruz Rose with inflo and Celadine two tip both rooted from Drdawg
Name: James
Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a)
(Heat zone - 8, Sunset zone - 28)
Region: Florida Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals
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JamesAcclaims
Jan 4, 2017 6:22 PM CST
Welcome! , John! Nice choices on your plumeria picks from Ken! I love the Vera Cruz Rose!

Where are you going to be keeping your plants for the winter (Indoors, greenhouse, etc)? As far as needing quick and simple soil from the store, when I am in a hurry, or if I'm being lazy, I just pick up some cactus, palm, and citrus bag mix from HD or Lowes. Even some walmarts have it. It is fast draining, easy to use, and is sandy. I've never had a plumeria complain about it. It's my favorite "in-a-pinch" soil.
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Plumeria Newbie
Plumerias Tropicals Region: Tennessee
Scjohnh
Jan 4, 2017 6:46 PM CST
James,
Thank you!
Do you buy all three and mix or just any one of those?
I am so excited Ken was the only person I found that was selling any with an inflo so I'm hoping that I may actually see mine bloom....Fingers crossed!
Vera Cruz Rose with inflo and Celadine two tip both rooted from Drdawg
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Plumeria Newbie
Plumerias Tropicals Region: Tennessee
Scjohnh
Jan 4, 2017 6:51 PM CST
James,
I forgot to mention that they will be wintering inside.
I wish I lived in a climate where I could grow them outdoors!
Ken said your weather in Corpus is perfect for them....so if two plumerias and their friend show up at your place don't open the door they won't leave!
Vera Cruz Rose with inflo and Celadine two tip both rooted from Drdawg
Name: James
Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a)
(Heat zone - 8, Sunset zone - 28)
Region: Florida Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals
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JamesAcclaims
Jan 4, 2017 7:00 PM CST
Scjohnh said:Do you buy all three and mix or just any one of those?


I'm sorry, I should have been more specific. Here is an example,
http://m.homedepot.com/p/Mirac...
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I hope it blooms for you quickly! I don't know many things that make me as happy as my plumeria blooms.

I do have a pretty nice climate for plumeria here on Padre Island. It could be slightly nicer (south Florida, Mexico, etc), but I don't complain too much Thumbs up

I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Plumeria Newbie
Plumerias Tropicals Region: Tennessee
Scjohnh
Jan 4, 2017 7:15 PM CST
Thank you James,
I will give it a try.
Padre Island sound like heaven right now...cold and overcast here.
Vera Cruz Rose with inflo and Celadine two tip both rooted from Drdawg
Name: James
Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a)
(Heat zone - 8, Sunset zone - 28)
Region: Florida Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals
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JamesAcclaims
Jan 4, 2017 7:20 PM CST
It's not gonna be heaven in a few days. We are supposed to get down into the 30s!! Sad Thumbs down Luckily, it'll only be a few days, and then we'll be back up into the high 70s.
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Plumeria Newbie
Plumerias Tropicals Region: Tennessee
Scjohnh
Jan 4, 2017 7:23 PM CST
At least it sounds as though it will pass quickly.
Vera Cruz Rose with inflo and Celadine two tip both rooted from Drdawg
Name: James
Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a)
(Heat zone - 8, Sunset zone - 28)
Region: Florida Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals
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JamesAcclaims
Jan 4, 2017 7:31 PM CST
The cold never sticks around down here. If it did, I'd be forced to move Whistling

What got you interested in plumeria? Did you travel somewhere and see them?
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Plumeria Newbie
Plumerias Tropicals Region: Tennessee
Scjohnh
Jan 4, 2017 7:35 PM CST
I originally traveled to Hawaii and fell in love with them, I brought 4 cuttings home and was waiting till I moved to plant them. When I finally opened them they had gone soft and mushy. I must have waited too long.
I had Vera Cruz Rose from Hawaii and it was one I definitely wanted to replace when I found Ken.
Vera Cruz Rose with inflo and Celadine two tip both rooted from Drdawg
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 4, 2017 7:56 PM CST
Hi John, Plumerias go dormant normally at this time of the year, if it were my plant, I will just let it rest, but you can always try to start growing it indoors, have to provide good warmth and lighting. If it drops leaves, don't worry, it is just going dormant. It will be much more active again in Spring.
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Plumeria Newbie
Plumerias Tropicals Region: Tennessee
Scjohnh
Jan 4, 2017 9:23 PM CST
Thanks Tarev, this is a rooted plant being shipped to me...I assumed it needs to be planted right away.
Vera Cruz Rose with inflo and Celadine two tip both rooted from Drdawg
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 5, 2017 6:21 AM CST

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Welcome! Scjohnh!!
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Plumeria Newbie
Plumerias Tropicals Region: Tennessee
Scjohnh
Jan 5, 2017 6:46 AM CST
Thank you for the warm welcome, Hetty
Vera Cruz Rose with inflo and Celadine two tip both rooted from Drdawg
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jan 5, 2017 7:52 AM CST
Hey, John. I see another badge. Hurray! Your plummies are supposed to be out for delivery.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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Name: James
Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a)
(Heat zone - 8, Sunset zone - 28)
Region: Florida Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals
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JamesAcclaims
Jan 5, 2017 8:04 AM CST
drdawg said:I see another badge


Yeah, what is that weird non-Texas thing? Whistling Hilarious!

Hurray! Plumeria are on the way!
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Plumeria Newbie
Plumerias Tropicals Region: Tennessee
Scjohnh
Jan 5, 2017 9:12 AM CST
Yep, James tipped me 5 acorns for my birthday so I got the TN badge.
So excited to get them...already stressing
Vera Cruz Rose with inflo and Celadine two tip both rooted from Drdawg
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 5, 2017 9:15 AM CST
I never much worried about shipping my plants in the winter. I just picked "windows-of-opportunity" to ship. Now with your worry and stress, you have me worried, John. I am too old to worry. Whistling
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Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Plumeria Newbie
Plumerias Tropicals Region: Tennessee
Scjohnh
Jan 5, 2017 9:30 AM CST
I just keep thinking of those poor tropical plants on those cold trucks...hopefully I'' stressing over nothing...but it is like 29 here and was very cold last night too.
Trust me too old to worry here too... having the big birthday tomorrow uggghh.
Vera Cruz Rose with inflo and Celadine two tip both rooted from Drdawg
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 5, 2017 10:21 AM CST
Hi John, oh that is just a heads up, even if it is rooted, that plant will acclimate in your growing area now. So if it does start dropping leaves, you know what is happening. Do not be tempted to overwater. Either it is in shock due to the transport, eventual repot and acclimating or finally plant is feeling it needs to go dormant, so be very careful in watering.

It is just interesting how temperature sensitive these plants are. Smiling

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