Hi y'all...and what do I do with this crazy thing?
Hello All from another plumeria lover in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
I fell in love with plumerias when I went to Maui on my honeymoon 15 years ago and finally decided to take the plunge and purchase some plants after a return trip for my 10th anniversary. After I got back home I realized that there was no way I could continue to live a plumeria free life-lol. I went to my beloved Southwood Nursery and scored a JJ California Sunset and a JJ Delightful both ready to burst into bloom.
Unfortunately, just because I love plumies doesn't mean I have a green thumb ;-) The blooms I've been able to produce since then have been way more due to luck than gardening skill, which brings me to why I'm asking for your help and expertise: My Delightful has become a lanky, misshapen monster through a combination of me using the wrong fertilizer and it taking a yearly topple from the Ooooooooooooklahoma wind that comes sweeping down the plains. Sadly, every time it's branched out it's gone over in a storm and lost a branch. What should I do with it? Should I cut it off at the joint below the leaves and try to root the cutting? I gotta do something, it's getting so tall I have nowhere to store it in the winter! Thanks in advance to everyone for their help :)