Plumeria Plants


Rukbat added on September 15, 2017 | Answered

I have two plumerias in the ground, one six years old and one seven months from a cutting. They were doing great. After Irma's soaking rain many of the leaves have turned yellow and are falling off. I know plumerias don't like wet feet so assume that's the problem. I also assume they'll revive. Is there anything I should be doing? We are on a barrier island in NE Florida. Subsoil is essentially sand so is well drained. They say we're in zone 8.5, not as hot as inland Florida, not as cool as Georgia.

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Answered on September 16, 2017

Plumeria yellowing leaves and leaf drop is usually a sign of too much water. Irma caused much stress on people and plants, I hope this plant's damage is all that you and yours dealt with in it's wake. The only thing to do for the plumeria is give it time to dry out and settle back in to the normal routine. Keep and eye on it for secondary fungal diseases which can affect stressed and water logged plants.

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