Plumeria forum: Looking for advice on dwarf plumeria

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Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Jul 16, 2017 7:54 PM CST
I did an experiment to see if you really could graft plumeria to an adenium like I had read about. I could not find any pictures on the web so I decided to try for myself. I grafted two, one took and the other one rotted at the connection point. I used celadine for the experiment because that is all I had. Now that I have seen that it works I would like to find a good dwarf plumeria to graft on an adenium for a small sized plumeria tree with a caudex. Any ideas or leads on where to purchase?

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 19, 2017 6:52 AM CST

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The most common dwarf plumeria is P. obtusa 'Dwarf Pink Singapore'. But look at Jungle Jack's - they have a lot of new cultivars that are dwarf or super compact.
Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Jul 19, 2017 10:16 AM CST
Thank you Hetty. I did stumble across Jungle Jacks the other night looking for info. They have a really large selection for minis and compacts. Super pricy though! I am having a plant sale on the 29th and if all goes well I will use some of the funds I make to buy one of his. JJ's has really good reviews of his products from many people on multiple sites. Have you purchased from them before? I like that they are already rooted so not as much risk involved as getting cuttings through mail and having to root them.
Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Jul 19, 2017 10:21 AM CST
I am thinking about Jacks mini white or mini me. Do have experience with either of these?
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 19, 2017 11:11 AM CST

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Yes, Mini Me is lovely; it has more color than Mini White. My preference would be for Mini-Me. And yes, I have extensive experience with JJ's plants.
The one thing I would do for sure is repot the plant in the spring. Their mix tends to be VERY light, because they root them in the pots they sell them in.
Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Jul 19, 2017 11:59 AM CST
Ok. Mini Me it is! Thanks for the help. I do prefer color over white but also want great scent. So, one last question. How do you rate the scent for mini me compared to say Celadine?
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 20, 2017 4:48 AM CST

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Very few plumeria can top the scent of Celadine....

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