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Apr 9, 2018 1:27 PM CST
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First time, first day, planted the plumeria , the orange & yellow one. Live in mid Florida. If it's outside getting sun & it rains(it does that !!) will it hurt it to get wet ?? It says not to water for 3-4 weeks. I guess move it under carport while it rains, if I catch 1st !!!
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Apr 9, 2018 3:32 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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Plumeria love Florida.
I think you can water it. Just don't get it soggy wet and overly dry is not good either. Plenty of sun.
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Apr 9, 2018 3:32 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Hi sky711a Welcome!

I don't think the rain will hurt your Plumerias (Plumeria) as long as the container has good drainage and the plant is not sitting in water to the point where the roots will rot.

@Dutchlady1 Hetty grows a lot of Plumeria and should be able to offer good advice.
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Apr 9, 2018 6:13 PM CST

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Welcome! sky711a
Is this plumeria rooted or just a cutting?
Cuttings should not receive water until they show signs of growing, otherwise they might rot.
If this is a rooted plant it will be fine, just make sure your medium is well-draining.

Happy growing!
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Apr 9, 2018 6:24 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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I didn't even think that it might be a newly stuck stem cutting and if that is the case, you truly want to keep it out of the rain until roots have formed.
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Apr 9, 2018 6:42 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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I have done several cuttings before but I found that if I let the cutting lay on the side for a few days, the cut end will form a little dry callus or scab.
I would then plant them around 8-10" deep and stake them. In my lanai they got three to four hours of sun a day. Staking is important because as new roots are forming you want to keep the stem as steady as possible to avoid injuring them.
Just a suggestion.
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Apr 9, 2018 6:48 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I no longer grow Plumeria but I always left the cuttings laying out in my enclosed porch for a few days to allow the cut ends to callous over before planting them. I never staked mine but they were fairly short cuttings of about 12 inches in length and I always potted them up into small pots.
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