Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Judy McConnell Today at 3:08 pm

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 Today at 2:20 pm

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:49 am

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by has55 Today at 6:26 am

» New England Nov 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:53 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:49 am

» Happy Thanksgiving All!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:26 am

» Birds of the Garden
by Scorpio Rising 11/22/2017, 9:01 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by trolleydriver 11/22/2017, 3:44 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 11/22/2017, 12:33 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by AtlantaMarie 11/22/2017, 11:55 am

» My new compost heap
by AtlantaMarie 11/22/2017, 8:20 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 11/21/2017, 11:55 am

» Alternative cover to straw for overwintering strawberries.
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/21/2017, 9:38 am

» First Frost!
by brianj555 11/20/2017, 3:27 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 11:29 am

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 8:56 am

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 11/19/2017, 11:07 am

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 11/18/2017, 4:12 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver 11/18/2017, 9:26 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Plumeria ?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Plumeria ?

Post  JonRigby2005 on 5/4/2010, 2:20 pm

I know this is not a square foot topic, but I just got a 12" cutting of plumeria. I was wondering if anyone knows whether I should cut the leaves off before rooting the cutting.

JonRigby2005

Male Posts : 38
Join date : 2010-04-13
Location : Tampa Fl 9b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  camprn on 5/4/2010, 4:37 pm

What a beautiful flower. I wish you luck with your new cutting! flower
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  LaFee on 5/4/2010, 4:46 pm

The starts I bought never had leaves on them...and left me as the target of lots of jokes about "planting a dead stick" ....until they bloomed.

If there are *lots* of leaves, you might want to remove some of them...but I wouldn't want to remove them all, as they're what's producing the energy for your "dead stick" to form roots and new leaves!

LaFee

Female Posts : 1023
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : West Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  JonRigby2005 on 5/4/2010, 5:39 pm

Well I went ahead and planted it as is. I think I may go cut another shoot, trim the large leaves, and do a comparison. Wish me luck.

JonRigby2005

Male Posts : 38
Join date : 2010-04-13
Location : Tampa Fl 9b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  Toastie on 5/4/2010, 9:58 pm

My girlfriend brought me back 2 sticks of this from Disney
How hard is it to plant and how large will it get

Toastie

Posts : 99
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : LaPlace, La

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  LaFee on 5/5/2010, 2:02 am

To plant plumeria is dead easy -- stick the cut end of the stick in a pot and water it. That's it. It's tropical, so you can't let it dry out...but other than that, it's not terribly fussy.

EXCEPT for cold. You absolutely have to keep from freezing, as it will drop every last leaf if it gets cold. In LA, it might be a better container plant.

In the ground, they can get huge -- 8 feet or so, but a really handsome plant...and the fragrance of the flowers is worth every penny.


Added: If they were purchased at Disney (during the Epcot Garden Festival, I'm guessing) they likely came from the same nursery I always bought mine from -- here's their care and feeding instructions:

http://www.exoticplumeria.com/instructions.htm

LaFee

Female Posts : 1023
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : West Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  Toastie on 5/5/2010, 9:58 am

About how big will these things grow

Toastie

Posts : 99
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : LaPlace, La

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  LaFee on 5/5/2010, 1:18 pm

check your glasses, Toastie...my posts says they get up to 8 feet or more.

LaFee

Female Posts : 1023
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : West Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  Toastie on 5/5/2010, 1:57 pm

About how wide are they also. I was thinking of putting them out int he front of my house

Toastie

Posts : 99
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : LaPlace, La

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  LaFee on 5/5/2010, 2:30 pm

They have a wide, spreading habit -- take a look at the website I referenced - they have an enormous gallery of photos.

To be really honest, though, I don't think you're warm enough in the winter to put them in the ground. They're gone in the first frost.

LaFee

Female Posts : 1023
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : West Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  Toastie on 5/5/2010, 2:34 pm

Well I am south of I-10 if that is any indication.
We do have frost from time to time thought
So I would be better off putting them in some big pots and then rolling them in when there is a frost
I will have to check out that website once I get home from work

Toastie

Posts : 99
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : LaPlace, La

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  JonRigby2005 on 5/6/2010, 1:31 am

From what I have read, they can get upwards of 20-30 feet, but do very well in pots (not growing larger than the pot will allow), pruning can also reduce size. They do not tolerate frost at all, so me being 9b may still have an issue with this, though I want it planted in the ground. I also read that they go dormant in the winter and need no water, some people dig em up and hang em in the attic untill spring, then replant and they take off where they left off. I drove around my neighborhood untill I found a sizeable plant, then just knocked and asked if i could take a 12" cutting, so I don't know how well this cultivar blooms or what color, so hopefully it will do well. This really is a stunning plant, and aside from frost very resilient, and drought resistant. I have always been a produce guy, but now am really getting into aesthetic plants. I am currently trying to root confederate jasmine, several different hibiscus colors, and will dig up a traveling palm division from my mom's house this weekend.

JonRigby2005

Male Posts : 38
Join date : 2010-04-13
Location : Tampa Fl 9b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  LaFee on 5/6/2010, 2:44 am

Just make sure you really, really want confederate jasmine...once it
roots, it takes off like a house afire and it's all but impossible to
get rid off (but ohhhhh, it smells so gorgeous!) I'd love to have it
here -- I've got lots of garden walls to cover, and the Virginia creeper
drives me crazy.

Different cultivars of plumeria get to different sizes...I've never seen
a 30-footer, even in Miami...but wow, it'd knock you over with the
fragrance when it's in bloom!

When they're dormant, plumeria look bizarre -- like a forked broomstick
stuck in the ground.

And yes, they're really cold-sensitive...even in Tampa, I lost a few to
frost, and had to hack others back severely after cold snaps.

LaFee

Female Posts : 1023
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : West Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  Toastie on 5/6/2010, 7:50 am

@LaFee wrote:Just make sure you really, really want confederate jasmine...once it
roots, it takes off like a house afire and it's all but impossible to
get rid off (but ohhhhh, it smells so gorgeous!) I'd love to have it
here -- I've got lots of garden walls to cover, and the Virginia creeper
drives me crazy.
.

I had no problem getting ride of the Confederate Jasmine in the house I just bought. Now the Virginia Creeper is growing like wildfire along some of my fences

Toastie

Posts : 99
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : LaPlace, La

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  JonRigby2005 on 5/6/2010, 8:26 am

I have a fence around my compost pile, I plan on letting the jasmine take over that fence to hide it visually and provide cover for the smell(though it doesn't smell much). I know it can be invasive if left unchecked, but I just love the smell.

I've lived in florida my whole life and I've never seen a plumeria over 10' either, but my online research tells me differently.

Jon

JonRigby2005

Male Posts : 38
Join date : 2010-04-13
Location : Tampa Fl 9b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  countrynaturals on 8/20/2017, 12:22 pm

My "stick" is now 3 years old and about 3' tall. It is now blooming for the first time. It has about a dozen buds on it and the aroma is heavenly. We bring it in every winter, but it miraculously tolerates our brutal summers.
avatar
countrynaturals

Female Posts : 2844
Join date : 2016-04-12
Location : Redding, CA

View user profile http://countrynaturals.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  sanderson on 8/20/2017, 12:31 pm

Beautiful!

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14948
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  countrynaturals on 8/20/2017, 12:48 pm

@sanderson wrote:Beautiful!
It makes me feel rich. I'm the only kid on the block with a blooming plumeria on my deck. Cool
avatar
countrynaturals

Female Posts : 2844
Join date : 2016-04-12
Location : Redding, CA

View user profile http://countrynaturals.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  sanderson on 8/20/2017, 6:07 pm

rofl

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14948
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  dstack on 8/22/2017, 3:17 pm

Beautiful! I have the same white and yellow plumera.  I found out that it responds well to thick wood chip mulch and compost tea...

 
This picture was taken last winter during dormancy. It had no leaves, but wouldn't stop flowering! LOL
avatar
dstack

Male Posts : 553
Join date : 2013-08-20
Age : 49
Location : South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), Zone 10A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  countrynaturals on 8/22/2017, 7:29 pm

@dstack wrote:Beautiful! I have the same white and yellow plumera.  I found out that it responds well to thick wood chip mulch and compost tea...

 
This picture was taken last winter during dormancy. It had no leaves, but wouldn't stop flowering! LOL
Gorgeous! I can smell it from here.
avatar
countrynaturals

Female Posts : 2844
Join date : 2016-04-12
Location : Redding, CA

View user profile http://countrynaturals.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  sanderson on 8/23/2017, 8:52 pm

Hi, Dstack! happy hi

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14948
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plumeria ?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum