soft spots on my Plumeria branches

Elfi0021August 13, 2014

Hi,
As you can see the soft spots are bending the branch. It has affected 2 branches on this Plumeria. There is a white substance coming out where the soft spot is.
It is not black at all. What do I do!!! I'm so heart broken to see this.
thank you!

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barb13_gw

I had this happen a couple of years ago and just took a stick and tied it up. Here is a picture of it now. It is fine now and it is even going to bloom again in the next couple of weeks. Barb

p.s. I use pipe cleaners to tie plants to sticks.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 10:06PM
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barb13_gw

I also had another one that is a long seedling and I tie that one to the next one and it is doing well. This happen a couple of months ago. Not sure why but I feel that you can always try to fix it before you need to cut it. Barb

p.s. You can see where it bend but it has healed over.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 10:09PM
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Elfi0021

Thank you! Do you know what causes it?

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 10:10PM
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barb13_gw

I think that the weight of the end of the plant made it bend which is what I am going to guess. But with a stick helping it stand up they are both fine. Good luck. Barb

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 10:12PM
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Elfi0021

Thanks! I put a stick on the other branch. I'll do the same for this one

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 10:12PM
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barb13_gw

I also think that both need more water. The seedling was in a small pot and it dried out very fast. I have been giving it more water and it has helped. Barb

p.s. The one that did this a couple of years ago is in a bigger pot now and it does not dry out that fast.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 10:15PM
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Elfi0021

Thank you so much for all the info. I Love my Plumeria & would just hate to loose her

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 10:20PM
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barb13_gw

I don't know where you are but you might want to let it go out and enjoy the sunlight it will help it heal. :) Barb

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 10:23PM
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Elfi0021

I'm in North Texas. Way too hot for her.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 10:50PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Way too hot even in the shade? I think they need to be outside where they get more light. It keeps them growing stronger and more stocky so they don't bend over.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 10:04AM
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Elfi0021

I tried in the shade once on my south facing front porch.
It didn't go well. Lots of shade but the sun gets through and almost killed it
(Even though I watered every day) She has done really well where she is - until now.
I'll try more sun.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 10:16AM
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