Kids and Plumeria....Don't Mix

dthrooopOctober 2, 2010

Okay, so my girls were riding their bikes on the patio, took the corner a little too sharply and seperated one of my plumeria from its pot and roots! What to do now? I put it back in the pot, but should I strip all the leafs or leave them on? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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mikeod(Z9 FL)

No roots=no leaves. Strip the leaves and treat it as a cutting. You may want to use some rooting hormone on the end.
Mike

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 7:45PM
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dthrooop

Thanks, Mike. I've removed the leaves (leaving only the claws), dipped the end in rooting hormone, and put back in the pot. And, moved the pot out of way! Now, I'll just sit back and wait - with my fingers crossed...

    Bookmark   October 3, 2010 at 1:44PM
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pelicanhead

I agree, kids and plumeria don't mix. My grandson recently tried to "help" me. He cut off
The tops off 3 of my plants. Luckily they weren't any of my named varieties. I stuck them in the dirt and hope they root. One of the stumps is already sprouting a couple of branches.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2010 at 1:54AM
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