Plumeria forum: Accidently air-rooted Mr branch

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 18, 2017 3:48 PM CST
One of my plumeria got hit this summer with heat and me being too busy . A very lanky tree succumbed to not enough water. It survived. But one of the branches wilted and bent badly being so long, so I made a quick fix bracing the branch between two oak sticks and masking tape. I only meant for it to be there a short time. Well, you know how that goes! Time flies!

I took off the tape and brace and found roots! ( I might have to try this rooting technique again!) Question is since the tree is too tall anyway, can I cut it at the roots and plant it? Now as it is dozing off into dormancy? Or should I cover up the roots again with moss and keep it moist through winter and cut it back in the spring? What to do?
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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 20, 2017 6:45 PM CST
Anyone out there???
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Nov 20, 2017 6:57 PM CST
Thinking @drdawg can help.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Nov 20, 2017 9:05 PM CST
Y'all know I am not expert with plumeria. I simply grow a lot of them. I have neither had this happen nor seen it with anyone else's plants. If it were my plant, and keep in mind I have greenhouses and a climate controlled solarium, I would cut the stem below the roots and plant that cut stem. At the same time, I see no real downside to putting a wad of damp sphagnum moss around that rooted area, tieing plastic coated wire around the top and the bottom portions of the moss, and keeping that moss damp during the fall and winter months. In the spring, the rooted stem could be cut and planted.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 20, 2017 9:19 PM CST
Thanks @drdawg. The nights are cooling off fast. I wanted to cover those tender roots and let them winter over on the tree then cut it off in the spring, as you suggested. But this year, I am not putting the trees in my gh, but rather welcome and proote dormancy and put them in my garage. In the front where they will get some sunlight at times. They are getting too big for me to move. In fact, I may cut allll of them back this spring and forgo having any blooms at all. Crying
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crawgarden
Nov 20, 2017 10:51 PM CST
Knew you could do it Ken, congrats on your team!
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drdawg
Nov 21, 2017 6:44 AM CST
Thank you Rj.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Nov 23, 2017 7:15 PM CST

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Since the plant is dormant or will be soon, I would leave it alone. Then cut it off and plant in the spring.
Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 24, 2017 3:40 PM CST
I have moved the tree into the garage due to cold. I wrapped some moist spagnum moss and then plastic around the roots as they were drying out fast. You might recall @Dutchlady1 this is the Riviera Rainbow that is stupid-tall and skinny even after a major trim 2 years ago. I could use a haircut foregoing some flowers next year, I guess.
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