My Psycho is blooming:)

Andrew ScottMarch 14, 2013

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying these longer days as much as I am!! It really gets me motivated to get plumeria fed, watered, and repotted.

Late last night I was making my rounds and I noticed that my nicest shaped Psycho is now blooming!! I am so excited for a couple reasons. 1.) It was a gift from one of my friends here on the forum. I was sent 3 very nice cuttings, but sadly I lost 1 the winter of 2011. I have learned from my mistakes now. I had kept that plumie in the basement on the stone floor, and the cold killed it. Now that I have kept them all on a pallet, none have died.

Reason 2.) The inflos on this particular variety are HUGE! The inflo stem is about 8 in long, and there are over 60+ flower buds! Another thing I like is how once all these blooms are spent, the same inflo will repeat itself and bloom again!

As of right now, there are 9 tips on this tree..9 TIPS and I noticed that one of the tips have 7 or 8 growths that could turn into more tips. I think once I can put the tree outdoors for the summer, I will take a nail file and file just a little bit on those dormant buds to see if I can get them to grow.

I don't have to tell you guys how amazing this tree truly is. Because of Bill's pics and contest, so many of us here got to see his Psycho.

I want to take this time and thank my generous friend for giving me 3 very HUGE cuttings of there Psycho. Thanks again buddy!

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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

congrats to you Andrew. It sounds wonderful!!!


    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 11:19AM
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Congrats Andrew, that Psycho sounds like it's going to give you a real show this season!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 12:06PM
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Congratulations Andrew! Sounds beautiful.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 2:08PM
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Andrew Scott

Hi Mike,
This variety is nothing short of miraculous no matter how you look at it. It's a robust tree that in my experience produces really thick tips, huge inflos with tons of flowers, and the inflos just continue to produce flower after flower, but I don't need to report that as I am sure Bill has all ready!

Hi Elucas,
I hope your right! I am a firm believer that raw eggs help to root plumeria cuttings, but I still continue to use them even after the cutting has rooted. As I mentioned above, I have had this cutting for 3 years now, and I have given it 2 raw eggs every spring, and by fall, the eggs are gone! I know it is helping my tree(s) because when it comes time to repot, the roots are super thick, and the root ball itself is considerably larger. I need to get my spray bottle ready for the Spray in Grow. I should just buy as sprayer this year and make it easier on me. Thanks Plumiegirl.


    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 4:27PM
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krismast(6 S.E. PA)

So exciting! Can't wait to see pictures!


    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 9:44PM
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I am so a believer in the raw egg..too little time to tell....if one has never tried one with and w/o....time will tell trouble with raccoons or possums and believe me, we catch them all the time in our trap....roxanne

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 11:12PM
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Andrew... Congrats!! Very exciting isn't it?? Happy for you


    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 1:58PM
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sagolover(10a SoCal)

I know this is not a new thread,but I am very interested in adding a raw egg to some of my plumies.
So Andrew, you're saying that you add a raw egg how many times a year? It's not rotting or doing any harm to the roots? And I could just dig until I get to the roots, then add the egg there? Should it be at the very bottom of the pot? If I already fed them slow release fertilizer, is the egg going to be too much to add for now?

Thank you in advance for your input!


    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 2:08PM
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