Plumeria forum: How to care about plumeria after flowering?

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Feb 8, 2018 6:39 AM CST
Hi fellow plumeria growers, I would like to ask you for help. What should I do with plumeria after the end of flowering? My plumeria is flowering now (bit strange - during winter - but I am glad) and also has produced three new branches around the inflorescence (see attached illustrating photo). This is my second flowering plumeria so far and I have bad experience with the first one. When flowering finished, the inflorescence started to rot. I cut it off but the stem was probably infected as well so I lost whole plant. Should I cut inflorescence off and if so, when? How does this solve plumerias grown in nature?

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Name: Hetty
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Feb 9, 2018 8:20 PM CST


Welcome! Jachym
It is very rare for a plumeria inflo to rot, I suspect you may have had a very wet period.
Generally it is best to leave the inflo alone, it could produce a seedpod (in which case Mother Nature will strengthen the inflo stalk to support the growing pod!). I suggest you just keep an eye on it.
It would help if you list your location, by the way!

Feb 13, 2018 3:03 AM CST
Hi Dutchlady,
thanks for your advice. I will leave the plant to do its best :-)
My location is the Czech Republic, central Europe. Sorry for not mentioning that before.

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