Message for newbies.
I just wanted to let the newbies here know that even if you have had your trees for a couple years and they have not bloomed for you(even when you have done everything you can), please don't throw in the towel!
This summer in New York state has been terrible. We just cannot seem to warm up enough for much of anything to do well. None of my figs have produced yet, I have a 5ft tall gardenia that produced one bud, while my other smaller gardenoa produced none, and my plumeria......out of 150+ maybe 6 or 7 have produced inflos!!!!! I expected to have can awesome year for inflos and blooming, especially when I had around 20 that produced inflos over late winter, early spring. The only reason why I had plumeria that produced inflos was because of my 600 watt HPS light.
This coming winter, I plan on adding more lights. What I think I will do, is start waking my trees up in January or February. This way they will have more time to grow and hopefully produce inflos. My biggest issue with doing this was spider mites but I now have hope. A friend of mine on Facebook told me to try horticultural oil. He said that it will help keep pests from sticking to the leaves and branches. I just wonder if I will have to spray more than once. I will post my results here. I also know that fans help. If you can keep good air circulation, it will also discourage pests from attacking the plumeria.
I am hoping that doing all of this will help me to have more inflos and blooms next summer!