Plumeria forum: Found and asking for advice

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BryaninDallas
Nov 25, 2017 3:31 PM CST
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Hello everyone! Today I found two plumeria stocks...freshly cut. They're just over 6' with roughly 3" stock diameter.
I'd love to winter these as I live in Dallas, Texas and plant them as soon as possible in the spring.
What's the best way forward? Is it possible to keep these intact or will they need to be cut?

Thank you...looking forward to hearing from you!
Bryan in Dallas
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 29, 2017 8:39 PM CST
Welcome! Those are nice cuttings. Nice and thick! I'd leave them protected through the winter. You can plant them in perlite in the spring when the temps are consistently above 50.
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BryaninDallas
Dec 3, 2017 1:29 PM CST
Great...in hibernation now. nice and dry and well above 50F. I've got fingers crossed that all goes well this spring, Thank you for your feedback!

BryaninDallas
May 15, 2018 8:13 PM CST
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And here they come. The large cuttings I found last year wintered in our garage. I just transplanted them outside and every stock is showing growth. Very excited and happy to see that even very large cuts are able to grow!
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plantmanager
May 15, 2018 9:06 PM CST
Wonderful! Will you dig them up and winter them inside next year, too?
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BryaninDallas
May 17, 2018 12:18 PM CST
Yes, that's the plan....really looking forward to seeing these two grow!
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plantmanager
May 17, 2018 1:05 PM CST
Share a pic when they're growing and blooming! Good luck with them.
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Mstryingtogarden
May 18, 2018 9:44 AM CST

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Winter never really came and my plumeria never ended up dropping all of its leaves like previous years. But didnt continue to grow either. It warmed up early and the plumeria started growing and even looked like it was going to flower early, then we got a late "cold snap" and the ends of all 4 branches got dark in color and look like their all dead. The trunk and branches are still firm so I'm at a loss as what as going on and what I should do. Is this black tip fungus?
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tarev
May 18, 2018 10:04 AM CST
You can either cut off that blackened part till you get to fresh part and apply some cinnamon on it and allow to dry off. Or you can just leave it alone for now and see if it will just naturally callus it off, but it has to be kept dry and warm.

Delay watering for now and wait for new leaves to form again. Just continue to keep it warm for now. As long as the rest of the trunk and branches stays firm and solid, it should be fine.


Mstryingtogarden
May 18, 2018 11:43 AM CST

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So sorry! I didnt realize I posted this on another post! I'm super new here and thought I started a new thread!

Thank you for the advice! I was wanting to report this winter. Since it's not growing right now would it be safe to report at this point?
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Dutchlady1
May 19, 2018 10:06 AM CST

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Yes but be sure to remove the black part or the rot will travel down the stem.

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