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soft spots on my Plumeria branches

Posted by Elfi0021 texas (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 13, 14 at 20:50

Hi,
As you can see the soft spots are bending the branch. It has affected 2 branches on this Plumeria. There is a white substance coming out where the soft spot is.
It is not black at all. What do I do!!! I'm so heart broken to see this.
thank you!


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RE: soft spots on my Plumeria branches

I had this happen a couple of years ago and just took a stick and tied it up. Here is a picture of it now. It is fine now and it is even going to bloom again in the next couple of weeks. Barb

p.s. I use pipe cleaners to tie plants to sticks.


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RE: soft spots on my Plumeria branches

I also had another one that is a long seedling and I tie that one to the next one and it is doing well. This happen a couple of months ago. Not sure why but I feel that you can always try to fix it before you need to cut it. Barb

p.s. You can see where it bend but it has healed over.


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Thank you! Do you know what causes it?


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Thanks! I put a stick on the other branch. I'll do the same for this one


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I think that the weight of the end of the plant made it bend which is what I am going to guess. But with a stick helping it stand up they are both fine. Good luck. Barb


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I also think that both need more water. The seedling was in a small pot and it dried out very fast. I have been giving it more water and it has helped. Barb

p.s. The one that did this a couple of years ago is in a bigger pot now and it does not dry out that fast.


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Thank you so much for all the info. I Love my Plumeria & would just hate to loose her


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RE: soft spots on my Plumeria branches

I don't know where you are but you might want to let it go out and enjoy the sunlight it will help it heal. :) Barb


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I'm in North Texas. Way too hot for her.


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Way too hot even in the shade? I think they need to be outside where they get more light. It keeps them growing stronger and more stocky so they don't bend over.


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I tried in the shade once on my south facing front porch.
It didn't go well. Lots of shade but the sun gets through and almost killed it
(Even though I watered every day) She has done really well where she is - until now.
I'll try more sun.


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