Is this young Plumeria ok coming out of winter?
I got my first Plumeria early last fall(from a local nursery) and planted it while it was still somewhat growing. It grew some and kept its leafs till late January,even after 2-3 frost events(slight leaf damage). Now that I visited my garden again a month after,it has shed its leafs but I see certain marks that worry me somewhat and wanted to check with you. Here are some photos:
As you can see,there is an indented,darker area around the center of the stem that worries me but it's firm. I checked the whole stem and it's all firm to the soil. There are also holes at the center of certain leaf scars but it's all dry and firm.
What do you think? Are these normal? Are these something to worry about or all is good if it's firm? Do you think it will be fine,start growing normally and fix whatever damage may have gotten on the stem? I think the bark in Plumeria is pretty thick,so that indentation may be just partial bark damage that will fix fully and fast during the growing season?
I grow palms,cycads,ferns,bromeliads,bananas,orchids,aroids and other tropical plants for years,so I do know my plants in general but I don't have too much experience growing dicots and I am new to growing Plumeria rubra.
Thank you very much in advance! :)