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Re: plumeria cuttings

May I add please, that when you take the cutting of the plumeria...let it  
harden off.  If you don't, it will rot for sure.  You can keep a  plumeria 
cutting for days or weeks even, if not longer before planting.  
I personally have never heard of cutting off a bloom stalk that is produced  
on a cutting, David. May I ask the reasoning behind this???  I have  heard 
this on other plants, but never a plumeria.   I have seen  several cuttings 
bloom, and root nicely despite having bloomed.  I  have had cuttings that bloomed 
right away, then didn't bloom  again for a couple years, but did fine.  
On a personal note, Andrea, I would take the larger  plumeria.  Would take a 
while to grow the cutting back up to a  nice size, and if it rots you have 
nothing.  I'd take the large one, they  are super easy to overwinter, if they 
aren't the evergreen type...I have friends  in cold winter regions that just wrap 
the thing in burlap and shove it under a  bed or in the basement. 
If you do plan on leaving the larger plumeria, make several cuttings before  
you move, that way you have it fairly well rooted or can take more if those  
don't work.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 8/20/2005 11:02:22 PM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

I have a  couple of Plumeria that I have been growing for a few years now. 
Take the  cutting, sink it deep enough so that it stands on it's own.  Water 
it  in once and then don't water again until you see leaves.  If the cutting  
produces flowers before leaves you should cut the flower stalk off.  
Plumeria have very fine roots and overwatering the cutting will rot it  
before it has a chance to root.

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