5 branches from an inflo

qaguyNovember 6, 2011

I've got one branch on my tree that has developed five

new brances from an inflo.

How unusual is this?

I've seen 3 and sometimes 4, but never 5.

I'd post a picture, but there's so many leaves, you

can't really see the details.

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I don't see it as being unusual. You run a risk that the original branch may not be able to supply enough nutrients to all 5 tips concurrently. So some may die back or be stunted.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 7:25PM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

Five is not that common and usually is caused by some form of tip illness or damage. Really unusual is 14......

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    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 1:23AM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hello EVeryone,

Fourteen? Really? OH MY!!!

That would only happen to you BIll!! LOL...

I have even had one that only continued to grow as a single stem, so anything that is two or more..is good for me!!

Fourteen? That is something i have never heard of before!!! WOW!!!


I think that is wonderful!!! Five is more tips than i have ever had after an inflo. The most i have ever seen is four !!

Please let us know if they all continue to grow!!!

Love to see pics!!!

Take care QA,

Laura in VB

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 11:53AM
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What variety is that plumeria? I'm wondering if certain varieties have the tendency to branch more prolifically than others.


    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 12:00PM
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I have a few that have either put out only one new tip for me, or judging by old inflo scars, have done it repeatedly in the past before I got them.

Dazzler looks like a serial one-tipper, as does Giant Aussie Orange. VC Lutica gave me only one tip from its inflo this spring, but I can forgive that since it's only just rooted.

I have a Lava Flow seedling, too, that looks like the young branches only made singles. Some branches seem to make extra tips that never grow beyond a tiny nub.

There's a cultivar called Brancher that regularly breaks between four and eight times per inflo. I'm not wild about the flowers, though.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 1:41PM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

Laura- the picture was years ago and I ended up cutting all but three branches off so the plant would grow strong. I do not remember which plant this was but it survived and I think was eventually given to a friend.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 5:52PM
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Wow, 14 tips?? I know thats a bit too much for a small trunk to support, but still, I think its pretty awesome!
I think my record is 4, but usually I get 3. I have also had plumerias that would only make one new tip after blooming (My Divine has actually not branched at all after blooming on 2 occasions!).

    Bookmark   November 9, 2011 at 1:09AM
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