Plumeria forum: My plumerias snapped :(

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Conniehasler
May 17, 2017 9:06 PM CST
I live in AZ and have my plumi in a large pot under the patio so it's not in direct sun. Today in the process of straightening it's support stick, I snapped it pretty low :(. The bottom is still in the pot and is about a foot tall... what do I need to treat the top of it with so it heals and doesn't rot? What can I do with the top half to re plant? And when? Thank you :)
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tarev
May 17, 2017 10:07 PM CST
You can apply cinnamon as fungicide on the cut end part still in the container. Same with the upper top part, apply cinnamon, callus and then replant in another container with well draining soil. Position both in part shade for now.

By the way, how long is left on the upper top part?
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Conniehasler
May 17, 2017 10:23 PM CST
How long does it take until it calluses? How will I know? About 4 feet....can I put them in the same container?
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Name: tarev
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tarev
May 17, 2017 10:39 PM CST
It depends on your weather there. Just check after a few days.

Plumerias are rather big trees, so I would put them in separate containers.

Conniehasler
May 17, 2017 11:02 PM CST
Thank you :)
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Dutchlady1
May 18, 2017 4:55 AM CST

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Welcome! Connie. Actually there is a theory (not tested by me but people swear by it) that cuttings root more easily when planted with the mother plant..... so I would stick that cutting next to mom after a week of callousing, and you can always replant them after it has rooted.
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 18, 2017 7:44 PM CST
Welcome! Good luck. I know that was heartbreaking for you. But in a few months, you'll have TWO trees!
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Conniehasler
May 21, 2017 2:20 PM CST
Thank you all for the hope :). I put cinnamon on the raw parts and will replay next weekend and water once , park it in the shade where it gets a little sun. Wait to water again once I start to see leaves... right??? any vitamins I should be using?
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tarev
May 22, 2017 11:29 AM CST
Just leave it alone in the part shade area. Give it time. That's the best thing for now. Smiling No fertilizers yet.
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SeedsRUsEtsy
Jun 2, 2017 2:49 AM CST
Dutchlady1 said: Welcome! Connie. Actually there is a theory (not tested by me but people swear by it) that cuttings root more easily when planted with the mother plant..... so I would stick that cutting next to mom after a week of callousing, and you can always replant them after it has rooted.


Has this hypothesis been tested using the scientific method? I would be curious of the findings. That would imply that Plumeria have feelings or that some sort of chemical is released from the mother plant.

That is fascinating.

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