Digging it up, should I pot it or place it inground?
I will be digging up a 4' plumie with healthy, large leaves from my inlaws' house. Would appreciate any help to the following.
 What will give it the best chance of survival, put in inground or in a pot? My climate in central Cali is nothing like Fountain Valley (all plumerias thrive in FV). My area is hot/dry in the summer and can be pretty cold in the winter.
 I will also cut some branches off a much larger plumeria tree. Considering the time of the year, is it OK to try to root them cuttings, or to not even bother getting any cuttings at this time?
 Do I need to strip off all the leaves before rooting the cuttings?