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Re: Plant question....Plumeria/frangipani

I don't see why not, many people in zone 8 grow them without problem.   
Plumerias need lots of bright sun in the summertime to bloom.  Most (except  the 
evergreen varieties) go dormant in the winter.  At this time, the  plumeria will 
lose it's foliage, can be taken out of the soil, and wrapped in  burlap and 
kept in a dark closet or under the bed for the winter.  We used  to bring ours 
in with the pots, and set them in the darkest place of the  garage.  While 
dormant, the Plumeria does not need to be watered.   Come spring, the plumeria is 
brought into light and watered (gradually) and  eventually back outside for 
the summer.  So basically anyone can grow  Plumeria.  Lower zones will have 
less of a chance of bloom due to shorter  growing seasons, but zone 8 definitely 
has all the  requirements.    Plumerias can be planted in the ground  
permanently in zones 9b and higher, but anyone in lower zones can grow them  provided 
they protect it over the winter.  Plumeria, as a rule of thumb, do  not like 
temps below 40.  
Plumeria cuttings root easily in good soil, but are easily rotted if  over 
watered.  If he recently got it, he can keep it until the spring, as  is, in a 
dark dry place.....just the cutting that has been hardened off at  the end.  No 
soil, no sphagnum moss, nothing to keep it  moist....because it will rot.  
Just leave it as is, and in the spring, set  it in a pot of good well draining 
Hope this helps... 
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 11/14/2006 1:02:59 PM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

Have any  of you grown frangipani in Zone 8? One of my brothers-in-law
> just  received a cutting. Any advice for getting the cutting going and
>  maintaining it?

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