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Feb 16, 2010 5:14 AM CST
|Here is the Growing hints forum.|
Feb 24, 2010 8:15 PM CST
|You may notice your plumeria starting to wake up with the longer daylight hours and the warmer temperatures now. What warmer temperatures??? Well, they will be here soon. The tips start to glisten as the plant is preparing to make new leaves and inflos!!|
Now is a good time to start the fertilizing regime.
I have been using the Dynamite 13-13-13 or a similar timed-release fertilizer with good results. Throughout the summer I supplement this with horse manure as I get it. Fish emulsion is great too.
Pretty soon we'll see blooms!
Feb 25, 2010 7:39 AM CST
|good morning, my little seedlings are still doing good, they are about 2" tall not ready to bloom yet *S*|
I have each one in their own pot, how fast do they grow.
I will keep checking in.
Feb 25, 2010 6:13 PM CST
|What is the best potting medium for Plumeria?|
Feb 26, 2010 4:16 AM CST
|Doris - they will grow quite fast if you give them plenty of space for their roots. So you're doing the right thing by giving them each their own pot. You may want to step them up again later this summer if you see good growth. Remember, they may not all grow at the same rate. Some may be quite compact which is a desirable trait, really.|
Feb 26, 2010 4:17 AM CST
|Lynn, the main requirement for plumeria soil is that it is well draining. They absolutely hate to sit in wet soil. You can use any good potting soil and then amend it with perlite or lava rock (or even sand) to provide good drainage.|
Feb 26, 2010 9:43 AM CST
|Thanks Hetty. I will go repot it now. : )|
Apr 3, 2010 5:04 AM CST
|I hope you've all started fertilizing - it is essential to do this as they are waking up, if you want to see blooms! And who doesn't.....|
Here is my beautiful Plumeria obtusa 'Singapore' which is still fast asleep, but always late in waking up. I was thrilled it didn't suffer any cold damage.
Apr 3, 2010 10:57 AM CST
|That is just beautiful Hetty.|
Apr 3, 2010 11:27 AM CST
|WOW that is beautiful, hope one of mine looks like that, I will take some pictures of my seedlings this evening.|
Apr 5, 2010 6:32 AM CST
|OK here are my seedlings, and yes I started fertilizing.|
Apr 5, 2010 2:20 PM CST
|Those are looking good. But I tell you - they will be ready for bigger pots by June....|
Apr 6, 2010 6:49 AM CST
|I have bigger pots ready|
Apr 25, 2010 3:03 AM CST
|Doris how are your seedlings doing?|
May 2, 2010 6:00 AM CST
|I don't have any plumeria to grow yet but i' m thinking of trying those beauty. Are they fragrant? i love fragrant blooms. How hard to grow them from seeds and how long it takes to flower grown from seeds.|
Any advice is greatly appreciated from everyone.
May 2, 2010 9:11 AM CST
|Cora, they are very easy from seed but it will take around 3-5 years to bloom. It might be better for your sanity if you started with a rooted or grafted plant or even a cutting.|
They are extremely fragrant, and every variety has a slightly different scent from the next.
In your area you will have to protect them from frost in the winter.
May 3, 2010 8:39 AM CST
|Thanks Hetty, for the info. that really help me decide which way to go to start on plummies. I' ll start looking on e-bay for cuttings.|
Name: Stuart Pointon
May 8, 2010 10:15 AM CST
|Hi all, Everyone in the USA seems obsessed with buying cutting from Ebay. Now in the UK I can understand it as Plumeria are few and far between but in the US you have so many fanatsic nurseries selling quality grafted plants why do people take a chance on ebay where they could be sold any old plant when you can buy from a reputable trusted source?|
May 8, 2010 10:42 AM CST
|Good point Stuart. There are just so many tempting pictures on Ebay I am sure people have a hard time deciding. And some of the sellers are great, but there are a lot of fly-by-nighters.... Caveat emptor.|
When I spend my money on plumeria, it is to trusted sellers only. Anyone who wants to know which nurseries and sellers I recommend may feel free to send me a C-mail.
Name: Stuart Pointon
May 8, 2010 2:11 PM CST
|There used to be a saying That went something like " A photo cannot lie" but unfortunately these day that is not true. From experience Ebay is full of fly by night sellers. If I lived in the US Ebay would be bottom of my list for buying plants as you have so many great sellers. As a lot of you know I am a commercial seller in the UK so have experience of buying in the USA and I have to say you really do get what you pay for. As Hetty says above if you want to know where to buy the best plants in the USA for virtually the same as you pay for an unknown cutting on Ebay just ask.|
I have bought in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA and after buying literally 1000's of plants I keep going back to the US as they really are the best quality every time.