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Q.Can I trim a v section of my plumeria and root the whole section?

Zone Annapolis,MD | Anonymous added on October 14, 2020 | Answered

I live in Annapolis , MD and must bring my (3 of them) over 6 foot tall plumeria inside ( lower level of split foyer) for the winter. Their tall size and width may it increasingly harder for my adult son and husband to carry them in. Aside from stripping their leaves, can I top or trim off the larger tops and root the whole piece now or wait until spring? Even tho it is the middle of October, our weather has been pretty warm and some of the branches are still blooming. Thank you!

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Answered on October 15, 2020

Plumeria cuttings root best in spring and summer. If it is still blooming, you sure don't want to prune anything now.

I usually see cutting size as 12 to 18 inches. One in a "V" shape may take a long time to root, increasing its chances of stem rot. But it sounds like you have branches to spare, so it wouldn't hurt to try. If you can't wait till spring to prune, use a light and heat mat to help it along through the winter.


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