Dutchlady1 said:Mike, as soon as you have a full 'head' of leaves, it's time to give it its own pot.
plantladylin said:Wow!! Mike, I know you are a Chef by trade, but gee ... it looks like you are in the plant nursery business!! I know from experience how much work tending so many plants can be, and I haven't had a paying job in almost 20 years! I'm getting old and I have downsized a lot but even with the plants I still have it seems like a full time job ... I can't imagine tending to that number of plants and working 8 hour days too ... that would be way too much stress for this ole' gal!
Hetty: I've been meaning to ask you about the one Plumeria I have left and since Mike's thread is regarding transplanting/repotting I figured I'd post a picture and ask you here instead of starting another thread. Hope you don't mind Mike ... I can remove this part of my post if necessary.
Anyhow ... I've had this Plumie for a few years, started from a little stick. It's usually fully leafed out by now but for some reason this year it's still bare of any sign of leaves. I've thought about planting it in the ground in a protected area of the yard but can't decide for sure if I want to go that route since it seems our winters are getting colder every year! This plant is root bound in the current container so if I don't put it in the ground I need to find a larger pot or do some root pruning and give it fresh potting medium ... just wondering what you think? Any idea why it may still be leafless? I don't know much at all about Plumeria other than that I love, love, love the beautiful fragrant blooms and I'd hate to lose this plant. The others were quite small that I gave to neighbors before I moved and theirs have all leafed out already.
This plant is usually completely leafed out and has blooms by the first week of May so I'm hoping nothing is wrong and maybe it's just a little slow this year for some reason. These pictures were taken May 3rd last year:
And, how it looks today ... no sign of a leaf whatsoever: