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    Plumeria

    We have 2 different plumerias that we bought while in Hawaii.....about 15 yrs ago.
    This year we got blooms on one of them. Does anyone else grow these? Around North Texas, we have to bring them inside during the winter.

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    Stunning! Had neighbors in Houston that grew several of them. I haven't tried them unfortunately.
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    Re: Plumeria

    Wow they are beautiful!
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    Yes, I am growing them, too! I have three very small ones with yellow flowers. A friend gave me cuttings from her tree.
    Down here, they can grow pretty large and you find them all over. They smell wonderful, don't they?
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    Re: Plumeria

    How do you plant them for we got a few stalks from a
    friend that visited Hawaii.
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    It's been a long since I planted ours from HA, so I took the following from http://www.theplumeriasociety.org/index.cfm.....

    "When you are ready to plant the cutting, dip the cut end in RooToneŽ or other root hormone with fungicide. Plant it shallow in sand or perlite (potting soil, etc.) excellent drainage is necessary. Stake the cutting for support or allow it to rest against side of container. Water very sparingly but keep the soil moist. Place the newly planted cutting in strong or full sunlight. Bottom heat helps promote root formation and growth and can be accomplished by placing the container on sun-baked concrete. Watch for new leaf growth as your sign that roots have formed (usually 6-8 weeks). Tip cuttings may bloom the first year but these are usually flowers from latent buds already in the tip on the mother plant, Cuttings generally take one or more years to produce their own blooms."
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    Re: Plumeria

    They are easy plant here in Florida, Towney. It helps a lot to use the root hormone powder. First wet the end going in the ground and then dip in the root hormone powder. They need full sun otherwise they grow funny trying to reach the sunlight.

    Do you have single stalks or "V" shaped?
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    What ever we did this year we need to do more often. Our other plumeria is in bloom now.

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    Gorgeous! I bet they smell fantastic too.
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    Thanks. Yes they do smell great. In all the years we have had them, they have only bloomed a few times. They are definately adding to our tropical backyard oasis.
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    Re: Plumeria

    737mech, You might want to check the pH of the soil and research if there is a specific pH level they "like" and specific fertilizer. Some plants will grow but not flower without being in just the right environment. I just have iris, day lilies and peonies. Pretty basic but it adds some color to an otherwise bland river rock border around the concrete apron of the pool.
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    Re: Plumeria

    I've read that they need a fertilizer that is around 10,50,10 if they do not bloom. This will be the third summer that I've had mine and last year it bloomed. I've started the fertilizer about a month ago and the leaves have darkened to a deep green but no blooms yet this year.

    I have in-laws that have 2 large trees in their backyard that bloom every year, so jealous.
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    Re: Plumeria

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    3 single stalks, one has "key west red" written on it. Where would you find root hormone powder? We were told to use Cactus Soil for planting, correct?
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    Re: Plumeria

    Gorgeous!!

    My MIL has a huge purple one, and the fragrance can almost knock you over sometimes. Love them, but these are really beautiful.
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    Re: Plumeria

    Quote Originally Posted by ping View Post
    I've read that they need a fertilizer that is around 10,50,10 if they do not bloom.
    I got some fertilizer from Calloways early this year. The middle number is 52. I attribute the abundant blooms this year to this ferilizer and having them close to our arbor where they get morning to about noon direct sunlight then some shade as the day goes on.
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    Update: A seed pod formed last year and it finally opened this weekend. I now have a bunch of seeds that I will try to grow. There is a new bloom forming on a newly rooted plumeria that got broken last summer. Another bloom is on one of the original plumerias. I wasn't expecting to see blooms at all this year, so it was a nice surprise when I noticed them.
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    Re: Plumeria

    My white with yellow throats are blooming like crazy, however my pinks are slow bloomers!







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    We have them also. They were all planted last year when the pool was completed




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    Re: Plumeria

    Those all look great! Wish we could plant ours in the ground instead of potting them. It gets too cold here for them to survive a winter.
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    LMGTFY - http://lmgtfy.com/?q=How+to+transplant+a+Plumeria

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