I got this cutting from a friend a year ago and it was doing great last summer and even in the winter where she was stored she kept most of her leaves. Eventually they started to fall off and I asked on here what I can do to make her shape more appealing. Someone said tie up the branches to curve them so I did and it worked nicely. My problem now is she won't leaf out. She will start to develop leaves and then they dry up, turn black, and I pick them off. I suspect it is because she is up against the house's wall facing south and its too hot and dry. However my mother's plumeria which you can see in the back ground loves the spot. I'm assuming because this one is a cutting and a different type, it might not like the same location? My mother's is white with a yellow throat and this one is supposed to be pink. I've seen pics of people's plumeria on here that have flowered even though they were smaller than mine. I realize they are in a much different climate than me but I'd like to know why my plumeria can't even grow leaves! It's really frustrating!