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May 5, 2018 8:10 AM CST
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My Plumerias in pots have survived the UK winter dry and dormant but I think the recent warmer weather and some sunshine has caused them to show some growth at the tips
I am wondering when I should water them and do I wait for them to come into full growth before I give them any water?
Thanks for any suggestions
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May 6, 2018 5:03 AM CST

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Water as soon as you see new growth. Sparingly at first, but once you see leaves growing, go ahead and water as normal.
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May 7, 2018 3:31 AM CST
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Dutchlady1 thank you very much for your advice
Having kept the plants over winter I wasn't sure how to bring them back to life and our spring has been so cold this year so have not given any water but as we are now into May I thought maybe they need a bit of encouragement
Ron
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May 8, 2018 8:38 AM CST

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They do! And I think you're finally having spring-like weather? Good luck and keep us posted.
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May 8, 2018 9:12 AM CST
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Hello rongs, I always wait for new leaves to properly show up, and ambient temps to be at least 70F and night time temps not lower than 50F (10C), before I start watering. Just got to be patient with it. I find that if it is cooler than 70F it is quite easy for the plant to succumb to fungal rotting. It would be nice though if it is outdoors already in part shade area, then there is more air activity arround and increasing warmth which further helps wake up the plant gently.

At least one good open leaf, not just leaf claws before I resume active watering.
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May 8, 2018 2:28 PM CST
United Kingdom
Tarev thank you for that advice-I had heard of the "one fully open leaf before watering" theory but as we are now into May I am thinking have the plants gone too long without water although they are all firm and not much shrinkage in the stems and signs of life at the growing points
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May 8, 2018 7:41 PM CST
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There are different Plumeria cultivars, so some really take their sweet time, some are faster. Just continue to be patient with it. As long as there is no mushy part anywhere, then it remains to be okay.
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