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Plumeria season 2019

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Tracy

My crawling plumeria "San Diego Sunset" is still pushing flowers here in December.  Summer's pinks, oranges and yellows are now mostly white with pink striping on the unopened flowers which fades to a slight pink hue on the edges as the flower opens.  Here in Southern California, it's just nice to have some plumerias still blooming after Thanksgiving.  The sun had set and light was dimming as I snapped these photos last night appropriately as the San Diego sun set.

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Tracy

...and still going as we enter Winter.  Can't complain when a plumeria is still holding green leaves and blooming on the first day of winter.

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NOT A TA

Here most of the leaves have dropped but I was working on a big trimming job today and there was a 20' plumeria with a couple blooms on it.

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dalmatiansoap

Help! 

My plumeria is loosing color. Leaves are yellow-green and it doesn't look promising. It's getting 2-3 hrs of sun. I'm afraid to feed it with liquid fertilizer before temperature rises a bit more.

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Silas_Sancona
8 minutes ago, dalmatiansoap said:

Help! 

My plumeria is loosing color. Leaves are yellow-green and it doesn't look promising. It's getting 2-3 hrs of sun. I'm afraid to feed it with liquid fertilizer before temperature rises a bit more.

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..Sounds like it's trying to go dormant, esp. if only getting a couple hours of sun, and where you have it it is cool..  Definitely DON'T feed until warmer and it has resumed obvious growth. NO liquid stuff ( Unless Seaweed/ Fish ) either, strictly organics.

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Tracy
3 hours ago, dalmatiansoap said:

Help! 

My plumeria is loosing color. Leaves are yellow-green and it doesn't look promising. It's getting 2-3 hrs of sun. I'm afraid to feed it with liquid fertilizer before temperature rises a bit more.

 

3 hours ago, Silas_Sancona said:

Picture(s)? 

..Sounds like it's trying to go dormant, esp. if only getting a couple hours of sun, and where you have it it is cool..  Definitely DON'T feed until warmer and it has resumed obvious growth. NO liquid stuff ( Unless Seaweed/ Fish ) either, strictly organics.

Here in Southern California, the plumeria society recommends to stop watering plumeria's through winter when they want to go dormant.  Mine get some rain, and a couple get watered when adjacent palms do but in general I lay off the water for winter.  Yellowing leaves at some point before they go dormant isn't unusual, the varieties that keep their leaves green all the way through winter are the exception here.  I would imagine its the same there where you get shorter and colder days as opposed to the true tropics.

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dalmatiansoap

Much worse than yesterday.

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Silas_Sancona
2 hours ago, dalmatiansoap said:

Much worse than yesterday.

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Going dormant.. As long as the stem stays firm, it should be fine.. Will resume growth once it warms a bit more in a month or two.. Perfectly normal. No water while leafless.

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dalmatiansoap

OK, in that case I'm fine, it would mean a lot to me to keep it.

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subsonicdrone

has anyone ever seen a flower which looks like this one?

i found it about a month ago, it has the regular 5 petals plus some extras in the middle

the plant is indoors since the fall... mine has defoliated mostly as well.. hi dalmationsoap!

i included a pic from august when it was outside and growing nicely

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Silas_Sancona
2 hours ago, subsonicdrone said:

has anyone ever seen a flower which looks like this one?

i found it about a month ago, it has the regular 5 petals plus some extras in the middle

the plant is indoors since the fall... mine has defoliated mostly as well.. hi dalmationsoap!

i included a pic from august when it was outside and growing nicely

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Would have to look around to see if it's an actual variety but there are a few out there which produce double petaled flowers..  Typical, single petaled vars. can sometimes produce individual flowers w/ extra petals as well. Your specimen looks great regardless..

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subsonicdrone

thanks

yeah it was just the one flower

it is usually 5 flatly arranged petals

it was gifted to me by a customer at work who was growing tired of hauling it inside each winter

now i have to bend branches to get it through the doorway bringing it in for winter

smells great!

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