Plumeria forum: Repotting my Plumeria seedlings

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Apr 16, 2018 3:47 PM CST
The Plumeria in the photos were started from seed in Jul '16. I finally got to move them out of the greenhouse today for the 2nd time this spring. Hopefully it's the last time until winter. I can't rightly remember the soil I used when I first potted them but I do know I've got quite a bit of medium perlite in the mix and they do drain fast. Question is as you can see only about 1/2 the pot is filled with the soil mix. Should I repot them into bigger pots with more soil, repot into the same pots with more soil or just leave them alone?


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Chris
Name: Michael
Coastal SE GA (Zone 9a)
emddvm
Apr 17, 2018 8:01 PM CST
Chris I am not one of the experts here but if they were mine I would repot them up one size. Those look like 1 gallon pots? I have around 75 2 year old plants I grew from seed. All of mine have already been repotted this year into larger pots depending on the plant size.
Michael
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chris1948
Apr 17, 2018 8:19 PM CST
Thanks for that Michael, looks like I need to order some 2gal pots. Yes, those are 1gal pots.
Chris
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 18, 2018 9:54 AM CST

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Yes, larger pots and ALWAYS fill the pot all the way. The reflected heat from the sides of the pot can cause sunburn....
Name: Michael
Coastal SE GA (Zone 9a)
emddvm
Apr 18, 2018 10:54 AM CST
Chris I am going to steal your idea and use some Velcro strips to attach the trunks to support poles. Do you have any trouble with them sliding down or are there any other tricks? Recently I have been using that brown plastic tape from Amazon. I am not real crazy about it either.
I get my larger pots from Greenhouse Megastore. They seem to have the best quality.
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chris1948
Apr 18, 2018 2:14 PM CST
emddvm said:Chris I am going to steal your idea and use some Velcro strips to attach the trunks to support poles. Do you have any trouble with them sliding down or are there any other tricks? Recently I have been using that brown plastic tape from Amazon. I am not real crazy about it either.
I get my larger pots from Greenhouse Megastore. They seem to have the best quality.


Be my guest! I had them staked up that way last year and had no problems with it slipping. You can buy the boxes of the Velcro that sticks to itself at Walmart. I usually order all my pots from 'Growers Supply' . However I just found some here - https://www.growerssolution.co... that are only $.52/ea and I don't have a minimum order.

Wondering if it would be alright once I get these to repot those I've already repotted? I've only done about 1/2 of them so I'll leave the others alone until I get the larger pots.
Chris
Name: Michael
Coastal SE GA (Zone 9a)
emddvm
Apr 18, 2018 4:43 PM CST
I think the plants would do much better in larger pots even if they were recently repotted. It should not set them back very much I would think, if at all. At least this time of year.
Michael
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chris1948
Apr 18, 2018 4:52 PM CST
Thanks Michael, 2gal pots are on the way.
Chris
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Apr 19, 2018 1:01 PM CST

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I agree with Michael.

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