Is it scale or new growth?
I adopted my 1st plumeria from a gf's mom last fall; was told to let it dry out; the leaves slowly dropped off and I paid little attention to it...until spring (warmer than usual for us Vermonters! I watered it, put it outside where it receives sun from mid morning to late afternoon. I began reading the posts here on Friday (sent one in but alas sent it as a "reply" to someone else's so not sure if it was responded to! However, I've learned so much in the past 2 days of reading! I now know for sure that I have an "inflo" on one of the 2 branches!...and tiny clawlike growths on the other with new leaves beginning to take shape. The branch in question (with the inflo) is 19" from the base (somewhat curved) and almost halfway up the branch (stem)are 2 very tiny "growths"..one is made of 3 close together teeny tiny protuberances..the other growth consists of only 1. They are no bigger than the head of a small straight pin. They are very hard, and somewhat "flexible" enough to be snapped off, and light tan color..the same color as the spots where leaves used to grow from? Very hard. I read something about scale the other day and reread soooo many postings this morning..couldn't find it. I'm not sure if something..other branches...are beginning to sprout or..if it is "scale" and should be scraped off. There is no evidence of anything similar or any pests anywhere else. I am so impressed with everyone's sharing of info and I can say I may be about to adopt a second "plumie" from the same person (apparently she had 3 and they have never bloomed for her)..my gf took 1...I may be getting the last and I am very excited. I know I am already hooked! I started out the same way with orchids..one Mother's Day gift 2 years ago...I now have 6 'chids!... Also does anyone think my plumie will have enough time in Vermont to actually completely blossom? My house is cool in the winter but all my plants are in front of south/west facing windows. I appreciate any help...and thanks for so much wonderful info (and the pix)!