Can I replant deeper?

Love4Gardening(11 HI)January 30, 2013

I have a plumeria plant that looks really long and leggy. Can I plant it deeper into the ground so it doesn't look so leggy? I know you can do this with other plants like tomatoes. Anyone have any advice?

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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

Im 99% sure that they will not throw roots out from the trunk and burying deeper would probably lead to rot. What you can do is simple cut it and let it regrow new branches and root the cuttings. In Hawaii it should bounce back in no time.
another way is to cut out a portion of the middle and graft the top back onto itself making it shorter.

Mike

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 5:12PM
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Love4Gardening(11 HI)

Shucks that's what I was thinking. Not sure what I'll do yet. Thanks for your help Mike.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 12:35AM
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