Is anyone familiar with these plumerias?
Sorry I haven't been around here lately. I have the cahance to get a couple of plumerias but I am hesitant on a couple of them since I cannot find any info on them.
The first one is called Red Spider. I cannot even find pics of this variety.
The second is Golden Ray. I did see pics of this. From what I know, it is a Thai variety and before buying it, I want to make sure that it isn't a variety that requires high heat(temps above 85 degrees) in order to have flowers that don't look faded or washed out.
I really liked the picture of the flower! The petals looked tapered and enlongated. The colors are like the rainbow varieties. I can get this one for $25.
The Red Spider I can get for free along with Texas Aggie(which again, I don't know much about), and Kauaka Wilder(which I do know more about and I will be getting this one).
Laura is in CA right now buying me some plumerias. I know that she got me Somoan Fluff, and I believe Kaneohe Sunburst. She also bought me a Jeagne Moragne.
The 2nd Penang Peach plumeria that I got a few weeks ago is now pushing its first inflo. Also, my Thai Super Round is blooming. The woman who sold me the Super round gave it that name. Once I can post pics again, I will and maybe someone can give me a few ideas on what the ID really is.
Back around late March, I got an order from Mimi Palmer, the moderator for the aloha Plumeria forum. I bought what she has named Mimis Home Pride. This plumeria has flowers that range from a raspberry pink to almosta bany pink. Vey beautifull flowers. This cutting has thrown out its first inflo, along with my Thai Elsie.
Hopefully these plumerias that are blooming will be able to bloom again this summer outdoors, all except for the Penang Peach which wont go outdoors until temps are very warm!
I know it is practically impossible to ID a plumeria from just a picture but I am also going to post pics of the Mimi's home Pride, and maybe someone can ID it for me.
I also got cuttings of what she suspect maybe Hilo Beauty. Man, these dark red plumeria's reputation for being difficult to grow definetly is true! I bought 3 cuttings from her and they have been planted in a soiless mix with a raw egg for little over a month now, and still NOTHING! I have them under my 600 watt HPS light for about 12 hours each day. The cuttings themselves still are viable. I have not had trouble with rot, or the cutting dessicating.
I am really hoping that these(along with the other cuttings I am trying to root) will make it. The flower color isn't the only thing that I like about this variety. The leaf color is awesome!! I have never seen a plumeria like this BUT thanks to a generous and very kind memeber here, I now also have black Tiger and Scott Pratt.
I now am becoming obsessed with the dark red plumerias. Something about that deep almost black flwoer color!!