plantmanager said:Welcome! I haven't had much luck growing them indoors. They will grow, but probably not bloom. I had some plants inside for 10 years with no blooms. Then I got a greenhouse, and they bloomed the first Spring in there. If you can, get it outside for the summer. You can take them indoors in winter and let them go dormant. Withhold water and the leaves drop and they don't do much all winter. Then they go back outside to grow and bloom in the summer. In winter if you don't have a place for the dormant plants, you can bareroot them and store them in a protected place like a garage or closet, and then re-pot them in the Spring. It doesn't slow them down at all.
plantmanager said:I would try a partially shaded area for when they first go outside. If they seem to be doing well, I'd think you could move them slowly into more sun. In my experience, it's the only way you'll get blooms. The curling leaves could just be a response to not enough light and humidity, and outside might be more humid in your area. They are wonderful plants. Let us know how they do outside.
tarev said:I agree with Karen, better to grow Plumerias outdoors. But do it gradually as suggested since the plant will need to acclimate to conditions outside, maybe a day or two, it already has leaves, so it is ready to receive all the light and heat it can take.
I also agree with Hetty, I do not like using that type of container with attached saucer with succulents, it does not allow quick drain of water.
You are in WA state, your area gets more rain than mine and your temps will be cooler. I would also suggest you improve your media, make it grittier, add more pumice or perlite, so the media gets more porous and well draining. Grown in a glazed container like that, it will hold moisture a bit longer than necessary for the root zone of this plant.
It really grows so good outdoors with the right combination of heat, humidity, light and air flow. My area is horribly dry but it endures the summer heat by daily watering at this time. It varies from growing area to growing area, so be very aware of your humidity and temperature levels there.
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