Plumeria forum: New growth in fall

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Name: Jackie Parker
Pensacola, Florida (Zone 8b)
JackiePa
Nov 10, 2017 10:54 AM CST
I have had a plumeria in a pot for 3 years. The first year I put it in the garage after all its leaves fell off. Last year I did the same. So I have been searching the "experts" on the web but can't ask them a question. I live in zone 8a. Right now, early Nov., it is in the 40s. My tree has not lost any leaves so I decided to cut off the leaves before bring it in. When I went out today to cut the leaves off I noticed 4 inches of new green growth on the tip of each branch. This usually does not occur until spring to this plant. Do I still overwinter as usual? I am planning to remove one or two branches in the spring and make cuttings and love this tree so I do not want to do anything to "hurt" it. Can someone help me or direct me in the right direction please? Oh and this is our first day this fall with temps below 50. Thanks sooooo much.
Name: Michael
Coastal SE GA (Zone 9a)
emddvm
Nov 10, 2017 5:17 PM CST
I am no expert but but live in a very similar zone. I have around 100 plumeria but they are all in my greenhouse. Some are trying to go dormant and others are putting on new leaves. Each plant is different. If I was you I would leave it alone and let it do what it wants to do. I would not cut any leaves off. Winter it as you normally do and see what happens. Just be careful with the watering as you have in the past.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Nov 10, 2017 5:51 PM CST
I agree. When I had my Plumeria in the greenhouse during the winter, one of them went dormant and the others would continue growing. They are all different.
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Name: Jackie Parker
Pensacola, Florida (Zone 8b)
JackiePa
Nov 11, 2017 2:39 PM CST
Thanks emddv and plantmanager for your suggestions. I believe I will just do what I've done before and leave it along for now. I'll bring it into the garage before we have a freeze. I know not to water when it is dormant and I have read that when it starts to drop its leaves to cut off the remaining leaves to prevent stress to the plant.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Nov 11, 2017 2:52 PM CST
I can't see any reason to cut off leaves. Just let them drop. It will be fine if you don't over water during the dormant time.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 17, 2017 9:43 AM CST

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The Hurricane has thrown some of the natural cycles off. I think this accounts for the new growth. I still have inflos forming.

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