Hello. It's been years since I had potted Plumerias.
I received a 1', Plumeria cane from HI. The cane is wrapped in plastic.
There are directions on the package, but don't know if they're for growing outdoors in HI...BTW, I'm in IL, zone 5.
First, should I wait before 'attempting to root,' the cane or do it now?
Even though the cane would be rooted indoors, outside temps are between 20-40F. I use humidifers, indoor fountains, misting, showering and artificial lights.
Humidity is between 40-70% depending on the room.
Last. The directions state, use 3-4" gravel in pot w/drainage holes.
Place sand and 'top soil? Top Soil sold here is packaged outdoor, black dirt.' Second option is pot directly in straight gravel.
I've rooted bare-root canes in the past, but they had some roots and the time was late spring.
The cane is firm, but I'm worried it will rot since it's in plastic.
Any advice? Thanks, Toni