First time cutting
My mother has a plumeria which was given to her from her father (my grandfather) many years ago as a cutting from Hawaii. He gave my aunt one also and hers blooms profusely in the spring with yellow flowers. She is on well water and has huge bay windows which face south. My mother's plumeria bloomed for the first time 2 summers ago when I fed it 10-52-10 starting in June and produced its first bunch of flowers around the end of August. It was the first time since she had it that it produced flowers though there were not many (it is most likely 15 years old). It is kept by a patio door in winter (facing south [and placed outside in full sun from June to September]) but unfortunately we do not have the tall windows my aunt has. It is kept in a room with free circulating air and the gas fire place can run for hours making it very hot and dry and is rarley watered. In past years the plumeria has sheded most of its leaves and had a very bad spider mite infestation when brought inside. This autumn I sprayed it with end-all and there is no sign of spider mites and very few leaves have droped. I was thinking of cutting it back as it has grown very large but I don't know if this is a good idea. My mother cut off a side shoot once and it never grew any new shoots from that cut limb. I don't have a picture of it at the moment but I would be interested in any advice. It has white flowers if that makes any difference, and also I live in Ottawa Ontario so the summer isn't as long as the plumeria would like. It is about 6'5"" including the pot which is about 12" diameter.