Plumeria leaves look burned in the middle and then fall apart

kpence73September 19, 2010

Here are some pictures of almost all of my leaves. I have looked over the forums and don't see anything that is the same as this. What is it and how do I save my plumeria. This is the first season it has done this.

Almost every leaf is like this now. The conditions from last season to this season have not changed. It was in full sun then as well. I let it dry out completely over the winter and started watering again back in March. This started maybe in May once it had a good deal of leaves on it. The tree is from seed and this is its 4th year and it still only has the single upright stalk. No side branches and has never flowered either. Now this has happened to it.

I did fertilize it with a general mix back at the beginning of spring.

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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Almost looks like sunburn to me. Is it against a warm wall? Maybe give it just a bit of afternoon shade?

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 9:21AM
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kpence73

It is actually outside in front of a window. I wouldn't call it warm (the wall) because it has been in the 90s here in Georgia. But I could definitely see "sunburn" as the issue. Last summer it was outside on a deck (not against a wall), and it was moved to its current location when we had a new deck built, then painted, and it has been next to the house all summer.

I will move it and report back

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 6:39PM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

you can put bamboo fencing between the wall and the plant and this cuts down on the burn. The fencing is cheap at home depot or like stores and is usually 6 foot tall and in a roll of about 25 feet. Anything like a piece of material helps.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 8:35PM
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jandey1(TX8)

I think you're right on about burned. They look scorched, especially in the bottom photo. Otherwise the leaves look healthy; good size and color. Is the window aluminum-framed or have a reflective coating on the glass, or even west-facing?

From what I've heard a seedling might take anywhere from 2-6 years to flower. When the blossom inflo shows up the trunk will branch from that point, and only then will you get multiple tips.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 8:46PM
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