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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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MelanieE
May 23, 2018 7:40 PM CST
I brought back a cutting from Hawaii and it started developing an inflo right away. At first I was worried as no signs of roots, however in the last week I can see small white roots are finally developing in the small clear plastic container and leaves are beginning to grow.

The container is very small. Should I repot it? I'm worried it might shock the plant and the bloom won't open if I do.

This is my first time growing plumeria. Thanks for the help!
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Name: Bill
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BigBill
May 24, 2018 9:18 AM CST
Congratulations, it is going to bloom!
Why are you going to repot something that has no roots??? It will root fairly quickly. As you see new growth about, roots are being produced below. But whatever pot you decide to use, make sure it has a drainage hole.
Keep in mind that this in your area will need to come indoors for the cold weather. The larger the pot, the heavier it will be to move. You can grow them in a 15" ceramic container and take cuttings as it branches and grow the cuttings. But the mother plant can ultimately get quite large.
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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MelanieE
May 24, 2018 7:49 PM CST
BigBill said:
Why are you going to repot something that has no roots??? It will root fairly quickly. As you see new growth about, roots are being produced below. But whatever pot you decide to use, make sure it has a drainage hole.


Thank you Bill. I read elsewhere to repot plumeria in the fall when it is going dormant.
It does have roots now, I can see them in the clear plastic container (it's a disposable beer cup) which is very small. I wondered whether it would be better for the plant to move it into a larger pot but I am worried the shock of repotting might mess with the inflo and risk damaging the bloom that is developing.
Name: Bill
Livonia MI (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
May 24, 2018 7:52 PM CST
You can move it anytime into a 6" pot. You won't set back the buds!
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DaisyI
May 24, 2018 8:14 PM CST
You Plumeria will have a better chance of growing roots if it doesn't have to support an Inflorescent at the same time.
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