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New York state
Feb 18, 2018 3:21 PM CST
I am new here..have a question..I think I have a info on one of my plumeria. They are in the window in a semi dorment stage. Should I let it go and see what happens? It is about 3 years since I rooted it and never had any flowers?
Thanks for any help or suggestions
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Name: Bill
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Feb 18, 2018 8:50 PM CST
Plumerias in my opinion need a lot of sun. They grow outdoors here in SW Florida and flower quite spectacularly. I grew 5 or 6 in my lanai, the screened area around my pool. The sun here in Florida is very intense and almost vertical during the summer, yet my plants were reluctant bloomers. I tried fertilizing with soluble fertilizer and slow release fertilizer and all that lead to were bigger leaves.
I discarded them after 5 years trying other things in their place. Judging from my experiences, I am dubious as to your success in flowering them up North. I am sure that Plumeria growers have the key to success but I think that the overall lack of sun, real good sun, will be hard to overcome.
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Feb 18, 2018 9:37 PM CST
Hi Lin158, Welcome!

Plumerias (Plumeria) need full sun to thrive. I can't see your photo clearly but it does appear that it might be the beginnings of an inflorescence!

@Dutchlady1 the moderator of our Plumeria Forum: knows a lot about Plumeria and may be able to offer advice.
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New York state
Feb 19, 2018 6:35 AM CST
I will try to get a better picture and post later...thanks Smiling
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Mar 3, 2018 7:35 AM CST
@Lin158 - Welcome! and all the advice you have been given is correct. You do indeed have a beginning inflorescence and there should be no reason why it should not develop into blooms. Keep it warm and in a bright place, water sparingly.
It is true that in your latitude you won't see the spectacular bright colors we would see in our more tropical climate, but even a pale flower will smell wonderful and bring you joy! I grew them with moderate success in England before moving to South Florida.
New York state
Mar 3, 2018 1:36 PM CST
Thanks for the info.. It is in a warm room and I did give it a little water... Will keep fingers crossed Crossing Fingers! Thank You!
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Mar 5, 2018 11:08 AM CST
Hi Lin158, I refrain from giving water to my dormant plumeria...a little less love during winter time. Got to wait patiently for at least one leaf to fully open. Growing it indoors makes wake up time much longer too.

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Mar 5, 2018 11:20 AM CST
I live in "northern" climes and mine bloom. :>) They look kinda skanky now in the greenhouse, but they'll be fine. 2 lost all their leaves, and 1 still has most of them.
New York state
Mar 5, 2018 1:54 PM CST
Thanks for the posts...I have gotten them through a couple winters with no questions but when I see a inflow in February that had me wondering how to handle it with watering and all... Smiling Thank You!
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New York state
Apr 22, 2018 2:54 PM CST
Hi All...been awhile but here is a updated picture...getting alittle excited...
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Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!
New York state
Apr 29, 2018 7:18 AM CST
Hurray! Hi is a updated picture..
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