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May 30, 2017 11:58 AM CST
I brought four plumeria cuttings home with me from Hawaii 2 years ago this comimg October. I planted them pretty much right away each in its own pot just using regular potting soil(didn't know any better) sat them in a South window. one of them rotted and the other three grew, another subsequently rotted. The last 2 lived. I put them on my front porch in the spring, the taller one which was maybe 5 or 6 inches when I planted it grew six to eight leaves last summer the little one grew one leaf. Im the fall I brought them back in & put them in the South window. the big one started dropping leaves slowly from the bottom but it kept two leaves at the top and continued to grow in height, the little one had one leaf which just kept hanging on. This spring I saw something growing out of the larger one and I knew it wasn't a new leaf it turned out to be a bloom bud which is now blooming beautifully & where the bloom came out there are two new branches growing! The small one however lost its only leaf & is just sitting there. it's just a stick the top of it doesn't look the way it did when I planted it. It's not growing it's not doing anything. I live in Indiana so I only have the Summers outside what should I do about the small one? should I dig it up and start over should I cut the top off because it doesn't look like it's ever going to claw? what about the big one, should i change the potting mix etc? WOW I know that's a lot ,....Anybody have any advice?
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Name: Karen
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May 30, 2017 12:04 PM CST
I'll let the experts help you, but wanted to congratulate you on your beautiful blooms and to say what a gorgeous and inviting patio and yard you have! You must enjoy it immensely.
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Name: tarev
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May 30, 2017 12:49 PM CST
If nothing is soft and mushy on that leafless one, then just got to wait till it wakes up. Some wakes up fast, some takes longer. Do not water yet. It is still dormant. Give it more time. I usually position my dormant one in part sun/shade and leave it there till it manages to make at least one new fully opened leaf, got to wait for leaf to open. Then I resume watering at that point.
Name: Stewart
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May 30, 2017 12:52 PM CST
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Plumeria's do not like wet feet. Your smaller one seems to look as it is holding alot more water. Larger pot I can see perlite mixed with the soil while the smaller pot looks as if there is a lot of pea gravel and is packed and not airy
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