New Plumie owner here...
I have been reading this forum off and on all summer while watching my very first plumie grow massive leaves. I aquired this plumie at a plant swap this spring. It is 4 years old and about 5 feet tall - unsure of flower color, she had many many and didn't remember exactly what color it was.
Anyway - it has 6 "arms" - three of them have filled in beautifully with bright green foliage. The other 3, however, attempted several times to grow and then just withered and turned black when they were less than 1/2" grown from the nub. I have been watching all summer - now it appears that these 3 are branching and each nub is now 3 nubs with leaves coming out of the side of the branch, just under the nub. Can anyone tell me what I am seeing? Also - it didn't bloom. Is it too late? She told me it should bloom for me this year.
I have it planted in a 24" pot with good drainage. I made a potting mixture from a recipe I found on the plumeria society website. And I feed it with super bloom fertilizer. It's been very dry here this summer, as in no rain, so I have been watering the whole garden twice a day to keep everything from just wilting over and dying from the heat and humidity which is just stifling.
Thank you for any information you may be able to offer. I am so excited to finally own one of these beautiful trees - I want to make sure that I am taking care of it properly so I can enjoy the flowers if and when it blooms. Hopefully I can get the hang of the proper care and then I can move on to figuring out how to propogate it so I can have a forest of them. :D