Plumeria forum: Does This happen? Something i didnt know

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Name: Tim
Hudson Valley New York (Zone 5b)
May 6, 2017 8:44 AM CST
Hello all...
Its been a while since i've posted. Had some life changing events (good and bad) that have kept me away.
Anyway, In Sept/Oct last year i posted pics of my White that started to bloom after i rooted a cutting earlier in the year. I brought it in and kept that Plumeria blooming as long as i could under grow lights (Oct in NY is not Plumeria weather). The plant finally went Dormant end of October and i followed everyones advice to keep it dry and not water over the winter. I stuck the plant in a back room and let it sleep for the winter. The flower stalk slowly dried and the buds that didn't have time to bloom dropped off.
This spring as the plumerias started to wake, i am noticing the flower stalk on the white is regaining buds and is about to bloom again. This is so unexpected. I assumed the stalk would dry out and eventually drop off as i have read about. Is this unusual, or am i just experiencing what everyone else already knew? Can I actually get 2 'cycles' of flowers on the same inflow. Looks that way.

Pic from a warm day outside this April ,

Thumb of 2017-05-06/Box90/bb5d42

and another back under the lights when it cooled back down last week.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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May 7, 2017 10:57 AM CST


This does happen, yes.
Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
(Heat zone - 1, Sunset zone - 5)
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May 7, 2017 11:16 AM CST
It definitely can (as you are experiencing) and does happen, though "typically" yes, they will dry up and fall off at the end of the season. Hooray for the quick flowers for you this spring! Hurray!
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