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RE: Plumeria Cuttings

I've never grown Plumeria, but it would be worth a try. If possible I'd
still take the cuttings for insurance. If everything survives, that's a

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' does not go dormant. It slows down in the
winter but does contineu putting out new shoots. Mine are kept in the
garage in a south-facing window. The new Ppl Ftn Grass I got this year,
Pennisetum macrostachyum 'Burgundy Giant', is doing great and I hope to
overwinter it. Floridata says it's hardy in zones 9-10, so I think it
should do fine. Floridata also said: " Stems also may be rooted in sand
or other moist, well drained media." Hmmmmmm........

OH, so as long as I was there, I checked on what Floridata said about Plumeria: "Culture
The plumerias are tolerant, but prefer rich garden soils.
Light: Bright sun or high shade. 
Moisture: Provide adequate moisture.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 9 - 11. Requires a virtually frost free climate.
Plumeria drops its leaves when temperatures drop below 500F (100C).

Propagation: By cuttings in spring. Let latex sap dry, then dust with rooting hormone powder and plant in damp sand"

-- "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
IF I am thinking of the right plant....

You can let them go dormant when fall arrives here, and store in a
basement/garage type setting like purple fountain grass....
(help me out here Kitty, is this correct?)


> -----Original Message-----
> Jim in particular, I want to take cuttings from my three plumerias that
> I have. They are HUGE and I doubt they will like the indoor Illinois
> winters so instead of dragging the whole thing with me, I thought I take
> cuttings.
> I know you sent me some on the past of the Rubra but they didn't make it.
> How long should I make the cuttings and how deep should I plant them? (I'm
> only using vermiculite)
> Should I use rooting hormone? How many cuttings should I take? Just below
> a node as usual?
> A
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC

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