I could use your advice!
This will be my first winter of having to overwinter multiple plumerias. Maybe all of you could tell me what you do, or what you would do in my position. Last year I overwintered one of my plumies at work, in a greenhouse that doesn't go below 60*. It dropped it's leaves sometime in January and then pushed an inflo. The first flower opened late February or early March and it has been blooming nonstop since. Now, I know that each and every plumie will respond differently, but I'm pretty sure that keeping it in the greenhouse did influence it to some degree. What do you think?
So, I'm trying to decide which of my plants I will take to work and which to leave here at home. No, don't even suggest it, I would be too embarrassed to take them ALL to work, my co-workers would not understand! LOL I know, hard to believe! :)
Not only that, but I have actually had things disappear/get sold in the past! So, I need to keep my stash as small as possible in my own little corner where no one else is allowed to browse.
Am I correct in thinking that I should definitely keep the grafted ones in the greenhouse since I stand a better chance of them blooming next year? Can you give me examples of varieties that are young bloomers which may make me decide to keep that particular variety in the greenhouse? Any other suggestions to help me decide which ones to try and keep awake? Any that I shouldn't try?
I'm turning the spare bedroom into a plumie room but how do I want to keep the temps? My house is very very dry in winter. Should I cover the heat vent in there? What about a humidifier? I've always kept plants in there but not a large amount that's super important to me.
I do have a couple of heat mats and lights for seedlings and cuttings. They will winter over in the same room. Should I partition them off and keep my other plants from receiving the light? Is too little light better than no light? Worse?
Should you try to help your plants along to go dormant? Do you try to keep your plants from -going- dormant? How long generally does the dormancy period last?
What do you guys do?