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Hi everyone. Just signed up. Needed help understanding my new habit.....I mean hobby. :-) I have always loved to watch a plumeria grow and I've finally got on board and have my start. Funny to note that I started my interest with plumerias when I was stationed in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Plumeria trees were everywhere there and grew like weeds.
I got my first cutting from a friend down in Florida back in the winter. It stayed dormant till about the end of May and then decided to take off growing. By mid June it had a flower spike but no leaves. The pic is this week. Seems to be growing faster each day. Some flowers have already bloomed and fallen off, but more are coming. I have decided to keep it indoors with my orchid collection. The spider mites here are terrible so better conditions inside. The yellow flag is to catch fungus nats. Works great. I also use my orchid fertilizer to feed. I have it growing under a 100 watt daylight (6000K) screw in fluorescent bulb. It also gets bleed over from the orchid lights and south window sun.
My first question is when do the limbs branch?. I assume it's after flowering, but where do they branch from. Is it the flower spike or around it?