a predicament....

jost4318(9B (Orlando, FL))November 9, 2013

So I have an aztec gold and it has an inflow growing out of every single one of its 5 growth tips (two of which just started blooming). ever since these inflows have started developing the baby leaf nodes on the plant have been dying and falling off while the stalk continues to grow. the plant has been left with no new leaves to replace the old leaves which have now mostly died and fallen off. at first I thought this was just due to the plant going dormant however my other plumerias have not started dropping their leaves yet. I am wondering if I should keep all the inflows on the plant or if I should cut a few off. also If I do cut them off early will the plant still branch out normally? I am located in the orlando area our current highs are around 80 and our lows are 60-65

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Any chance its related to insects? When it was dropping leaves were the dropping from the lower parts of the branch first?

At this point i would not cut anything off. If the plant cannot support the blooms it will fall off naturally. Some plants may start hibernating earlier than others so maybe Aztec is ready to call it quits for the season.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 5:19PM
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I, too, would just leave it alone. Mine will drop leaves if it doesn`t get enough water, you look at it wrong, the wind blows, it`s the only plumeria I have ever had that loses leaves like this. Grows like crazy though. It`s getting moved across the alley next year cause I am tired of picking up the leaves from the porch.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 5:26PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

If I had temps like that, I would let them decide..

Good luck!!! I have to force because of space reasons and the sudden cold snap that always appears around this time of the year. If I have mild temps, I would let Mother Nature decide... IMO of course...

Take care,


    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 10:30PM
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