Plumeria forum: Having Second Thoughts

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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Jan 15, 2017 5:05 PM CST
I was working out in the garden this weekend and had a few Bromeliads to mount into the trees. I mounted 2 with a small amount of sphagnum moss in a tall Plumeria. Today I got to thinking this may not be good for the Plumeria, having the sphagnum moss holding moisture to the limbs of the Plumeria. Any thoughts?

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 16, 2017 6:03 AM CST

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They'll be fine, and I love the look! Thumbs up
Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Jan 16, 2017 3:21 PM CST
Thank You! Hetty, You are the Plumeria expert and now I will not worry.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jan 16, 2017 3:24 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:They'll be fine, and I love the look! Thumbs up


I agree Love your tropicals!

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 22, 2017 7:58 PM CST
Thanks for the god idea, @ScottTi! Thumbs up I have wanted to mount some broms but never knew what I would do in our rare freezes. The plumeria will always be protected in the GH for winter. And therefore, so will the broms! Good idea! Now to figure out what I want to tie up there???
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 1, 2017 5:42 PM CST
@Scotti I have been thinking about broms attached to plumeria ever since I saw and admired yours. I have a few Broms in my shady garden but not sure they will take the full sun the plumies need. What types of broms take full sun?? And since I am new to mounting broms at all, perhaps you can give me a few pointers?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Apr 1, 2017 6:26 PM CST

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@ShadyGreenThumb - there is a 'Bromeliad' thread in the 'Tropicals' forum. It might be better to direct your question there...
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Apr 2, 2017 12:58 PM CST
Cheryl, So far so good on growing the Broms on the Plumeria. I also liked the look and have attached more.
I used a natural jute twine for attaching, as it will rot away on its own and will not cut into the Plumeria.
Position the Brom in a fork of your Plumeria and tie the Brom securely with the twine. After securing the Brom place a wet ball of sphagnum moss and secure with the twine. I finish off with the Spanish Moss to hide the twine.
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Here is Neo 'Fireball' attached to the higher fork in the Plumeria.

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Two great plants that I look forward to growing together.

Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 2, 2017 1:02 PM CST
Thanks for sharing that and the photos. I have plumerias and the Fireball brom so I may combine mine and give them a try in Phoenix this year.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 2, 2017 5:37 PM CST
Thanks @Scotti I am going to get busy on this project this week. I have a neoregalia that needs repotting and one that has some pups. I have added Spagnum moss and Spanish moss to my shopping list. I wish I could just find a tree here to grab some. They are everywhere out here.
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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 8, 2017 3:54 PM CST
@ScotTi I think I'm ready, finally. Can You please lend me some guidance in trimming my neoregalia before mounting into the crook?
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And is this pup ready to trim off the mom?


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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
May 8, 2017 6:19 PM CST
Cheryl, The pups are ready to remove when they are 1/3 the size of the adult. After removing the pup don't throw the mother out as she will more than likely re pup(s).
I would make the cut here at the white line.
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Also the piece that you remove below the white line can also be planted to throw pup(s).
Do not be stingy on the twine when securing the plants. I learned the hard way and the winds blew them out at first.
Here is a updated photo from this weekend...

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Still do not know what I am doing wrong with my Plumeria. Every one I see around the area are in flower except for mine and I just got new opened leaves in the last week. Confused

Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 8, 2017 7:17 PM CST
[email protected]! I'll get them mounted tomorrow.And hold off awhile on the other little guy.
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
May 9, 2017 9:18 PM CST
My plumerias are hosts of my dendrobium orchids. Here are pics from last October's blooms.

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Name: James
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JamesAcclaims
May 11, 2017 1:28 PM CST
What a beautiful combo, Gigi! Thumbs up
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
May 11, 2017 4:11 PM CST
Very nice Gigi! Thumbs up I may have to add a few Orchids also. Drooling
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
May 14, 2017 7:48 PM CST
ScotTi said:
Still do not know what I am doing wrong with my Plumeria. Every one I see around the area are in flower except for mine and I just got new opened leaves in the last week. Confused



Hurray! I noticed buds emerging this weekend.
Name: Rj
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crawgarden
May 14, 2017 8:06 PM CST
Spectacular combination!
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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 14, 2017 8:29 PM CST
All done. What did you think? Was I supposed to tie the spaghnum moss on to it?
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
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ScotTi
Aug 2, 2017 6:26 PM CST
The Plumeria has been blooming for weeks up high, and I am enjoying the colors in the mid level.
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