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Found rot on my 6ft. Plummie

Posted by saintpfla (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 11, 13 at 16:52

Hi All:

I have a plummie that is almost 6ft tall. I just discovered some rot that begins from where a branch broke off due to wind this winter.

The rot trails from the broken nub, all the way down to soil level.

I have several branches spanning off from the top portion of the healthy top end of the tree.

What can I do to save this tree at this stage? Is my only option to cut off the healthy stems and root? Is there anything that can be done at this time?


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RE: Found rot on my 6ft. Plummie

probably best to take cuttings from the top part. not sure if there's anything to stop the rot that is already spreading.

RE: Found rot on my 6ft. Plummie

I was afraid that you would say that.

The rot seems to be contained to one-side of the trunk at this has not taken the entire trunk. So, half the trunk is 'soft'...the other-side is normal.

Is there anyway to cut out the rot and the plant will survive or just impossible?

Also, the root ball of this Plumeria is involved with another healthy Plumeria. They are planted in the same spot.

How far do I dig down to remove the rotted stem, if this is indeed the best solution forward to save this plummie?


RE: Found rot on my 6ft. Plummie

dump them out of the pot and gently seperate them. Then do surgery on the wounded tree removing all the dead tissue. You can dust it with cinammon if you want, it has some anti-fungal properties. Repot the tree. Put it in a warm spot protected from full sun. You can take some cuttings while you are at it, then if the tree dies you still have them. I`ve had this happen to a plumeria in the past, it did great, growing like crazy and blooming until it drowned in hurricane Ike. It had the strangest looking trunk, like you say, it was only 1/2 of a trunk.
Tally HO!

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