Wrapping up for the season...
I can't believe we are getting an early taste of winter weather this weekend! Our temps will be in the 40s Saturday with freeze warning and frost advisory for some parts of Oklahoma Saturday night into Sunday. They say it'll be a record setting low!
With such grave news, I wasted no time moving my plumies inside. There are some developments in my patch I'd like to share.
I received this cutting from a Florida seller in June. I thought it looks a lot like Lani so I bought it. Here is the good news: I got it rooted, it pushed out an inflo, and blooms this month!
Now, for the bad news: it is infected with virus.
I'm devastated by this event. I really don't know what to do at this point. It seems the wise decision is to destroy it before the virus spreads to my entire collection...but part of me wants to let it finish blooming! What advice can you offer for my dilemma?
There are some good progresses for my rooting plumerias as well.
This is a Pop's Red cutting I got from Suki this spring. After sprouting some small leaves, losing them in the summer heat and getting sunburned, I think the cool fall weather is tricking it to think spring has returned again. Another set of leaves sprouted, I was getting ready to check on it before bringing it inside and VOILA, it has roots!!! This is after 7 months of waiting and waiting. The cutting is a bit wrinkly on the top part but I hope it'll plumped back up.
Here is the bin of newly rooted cuttings I bought this summer and haven't had the chance to pot them up yet.
Nebel's Gold from Matt
Shana's Rose - This is a cutting I bought from a Thai seller on Ebay. Its leaves started to develop recently and I spotted nice thick roots in the soil.
Hilo Beauty? This one is from Derrick on eBay. He calls it Hilo Beauty but I think it's more of a dark pink from the stock picture he uses. I was told his "rare" Hilo Beauty is the true dark red Hilo Beauty.
Mystery Cutting - this is a bonus cutting I got from Evelyn. It was baking in the mailbox in the 100s degree temp for 3 days. I'm surprise it rooted in 4 weeks, now as of 9 weeks, its root system can be seen more clearly.
Now for the rooting cuttings. I got most of these from Derrick and they've been gang-rooting for 5 weeks now
I got these from Thailand earlier this week, it'll be a surprise! I'm very excited about these cuttings.
It looks like I'll have about 2 dozens of cuttings to root over the winter. I think I'm off to an interesting season next year!