Plumeria forum: Dormant Plumeria - Tops turning soft

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Name: Tim
Hudson Valley New York (Zone 5b)
Plumerias
Box90
Feb 11, 2017 11:25 AM CST
Hi, its been sometime since i've written. Ive had some personal challenges over the fall and winter that have kept me away but i'm hoping this year get off to a better start. I have had very good success this past year rooting and growing plumeria for the first time this past summer, but this winter is my first in caring for plumeria once they went dormant. They have been stored dry (very dry) since October inside in a cool (not cold) location and i noticed today that 2 of them have started to get soft in the top portions of the branches and they look a bit shriveled . Is this normal? Is it dehydrated from not being watered? I'm tempted to water a bit and move one to a sunny location (inside) to see if i can wake it up. Many of you are more experienced than me so your advice would be most appreciated. Thank You!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 11, 2017 3:46 PM CST

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If you could take a picture that would help a lot. Dehydration is certainly a possibility at this time of year and you could mist them a bit and see if that helps. And you could start moving them to a sunny spot, but don't actually WATER them until you see that they are waking up. This will happen with the lengthening hours of daylight and warmer temperatures. The tips will start to glisten and little claws will appear. That is a sign that spring is coming...
Name: Tim
Hudson Valley New York (Zone 5b)
Plumerias
Box90
Feb 12, 2017 8:03 AM CST
Thank you for the reply. Here are a couple shots. 2 different plants but similar in feel. (Soft)
They went dormant with 'claws' and some have since fallen off, but others are still intact.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Feb 13, 2017 10:26 AM CST

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They look ok but yes, a bit dehydrated. I would mist them regularly to keep their environment moist. Most heated houses are too dry.
Name: Tim
Hudson Valley New York (Zone 5b)
Plumerias
Box90
Feb 18, 2017 5:13 PM CST
Got It !
Thank you ! Thank You!

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