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growing plumeria in alaska

Posted by shanny alaska (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 22, 08 at 0:35

I am new to plumeria, and I am starting seeds under lights that are just starting to root. I also bought 2 plumeria cuttings, that I put in a heavy purlite mix with pea gravel on top and am trying to start them, only the weather here has been 50 to 65 degrees every day, so I moved them inside under lights, where my house temp is 70degrees.
I also bought a rooted cutting, and when it arrived, it was in a little holder and the rooted cutting had 4 leaves on it. I took and planted it in a pot with a mostley perlite mix and watered it a little.
Now 3 days later the leaves are dead, and the stalk is wrinkled and rubbery. What do I do!!
I think its dying.
I brought it in the house and took it out of the dirt,
and put it in a jar with water and thrive,and cut the dead leaves off and put it under grow lights. Will this help???
I plan to have a plumeria and orchid room in the basement this winter, using grow light, humidifier, and a fan.
Any help on my poor rubbery, rooted cutting, I would appreciate,

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RE: growing plumeria in alaska

You may have watered the rooted cutting too much. May be rotting. Also, temps outside, 50-65 aren't prime plumie growing weather. The cutting most likely went it to shock with temps like this.

I know this is a late reply to your post, but I hope this helps with future attempts.


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