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Q.How To Stake Plumeria

Zone St. Paul, MN 55116 | Anonymous added on July 7, 2023 | Answered

I have a plumeria plant that has to branches shooting out in different directions. I’ve been told that ita better to stake the left branch rather than cutting and repotting them. I’ve never staked a plant before. I don’t want to do anymore damage to my plant. Can someone please help me?

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Answered on July 10, 2023

You may not be able to stake it if the stem is firmly growing that direction. You can buy bamboo stakes or synthetic stakes at your local home improvement store.

Put the stake in the soil halfway between the stem and the side of the container. Tie the stem to the stake with a piece of fabric, covered wire, hose, or anything soft that won't cut into the stem. If the stem doesn't give a little so you can stake it upwards, you will have to leave it unstaked. You can't force the stem to move upward. But if the tip is heavy so that it may tip over the container, a stake will help just to prevent it from falling.

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