black leaf tips on mu plumeria

sondra2010May 26, 2010

The tree is finally leafing out after winter, but some of the leaf tips are black. Why is that happening?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tdogdad(Zone 9)

pick them off. If the ends are black, cut off the ends. Usually is not a problem but if it spreads to an inflo it is a form of black tip and will ruin the inflo. If it moves down into the tip of the plant you need to cut the black off. I just remove it quickly and that usually ends it.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 5:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

This happened to one of mine. I think I took it outside too soon and it got zapped by a cold night. Still kicking myself as it had 2 inflo's and I had been waiting 2 years to see what they would look like. Removing black tips today.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2010 at 8:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thank you for responding and I will continue to either remove or cut off the black tip.

Excuse my ignorance, but what is an inflo.? Does that mean in flower? I don't have buds yet - it is just now leafing out.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2010 at 9:14AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tdogdad(Zone 9)

check the post titled What is my cutting doing? that is about 5 post behind this one.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2010 at 11:46AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I snipped off a couple of leaves with the black tips and took them to the nursery where I bought the Plumeria.

The owner and another grower both said it was Thrips. Their advice was to take off the bad leaves right away and to use an insecticidal soap to spray the leaves.

I only had some Neem Oil + soap and water mixed up so I'm using that until I can go buy a commercial product.

They also recommended that I amend the soil with organics and feed with about a cup of Nutricote every month. They said if the soil isn't optimum then I will have problems.

I added some coffee grounds + egg shells until I can get something better.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 5:12PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
A few blooms from Madeira
Aloha plumeria friends! Wanted to share a few beauties...
David Richter
Whose going to the So Cal Plumeria Society Sale in SD this weekend?
Seems like this is the question dejour. I looked at...
Plumeria Fertilizer Of Chioce ?
Hello Gang; Was wondering what the senior Plumeria...
Back from the dead.
I'm back. After giving up on this site, they contacted...
help with 4ft spindly plumeria
I would like to cut the top 21/2 ft and root that with...
Sponsored Products
Safavieh Area Rug: Chelsea Black/Gold 4' x 4' Round
Home Depot
Marset | Scene Wall Sconce
$457.00 | YLighting
Thebes Bench - HOT PINK
$6,599.00 | Horchow
Crystal Clear Tables
| Dot & Bo
Sasha II Satin Nickel Two-Light Bath Fixture with Habanero Glass
$279.00 | Bellacor
Harlow Swivel Bar Height Bar Stool (30"H seat) - Smooth Black , Quick Ship
$499.00 | FRONTGATE
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™