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May 25, 2018 1:01 AM CST
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Name: Awhi
new zealand
hey everyone! total n00b re plumeria here and have somehow ended up with a varied bunch of plumeria seedlings , cuttings and small trees . its headed toward winter here in new zealand - I live in a subtropical part of it - and my three small trees are showing what is either claws or inflow and I was hoping someone might recognise which ? Im thinking its likely to be leaves at this time of year , but am hoping......they're inside plants for the cold season since they were greenhouse raised and I can put them in a warm sunny spot by window .
will it still lose all its leaves if inside ?
would be so grateful for any comments , hints, tips or links !~ have also joined a facebook group for help and suggestions

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May 25, 2018 4:55 PM CST
Name: Michael
Coastal SE GA (Zone 9a)
They look like new leaves to me. I keep my plumeria in a greenhouse during the winter and eventually they lose almost all of their leaves as I slow down the watering. A few will keep some leaves all winter but not many.
May 25, 2018 10:14 PM CST
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Name: Awhi
new zealand
thank you Michael , appreciate that . am really nervous with them *Blush* was thinking it must be leaves forming but had hopes . I'll just have to learn to be patient !
May 27, 2018 7:27 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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At that stage, I can never tell for sure whether it's new leaves or an inflo forming but our Plumie expert @Dutchlady1 will surely know! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, in hopes that it's the beginnings of an inflorescence!

This is an old picture and I no longer have Plumeria trees but I think the inflo is forming in the center of the new leaves.
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May 29, 2018 9:58 PM CST

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The tips are not developed enough to tell whether you have leaves or buds coming. You'll know soon, though.
It varies so much by area too! I just spent a few days on the southern California coast and they are just starting to get leaves. In Florida we already have tons of blooms!
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