Plumeria Plants
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Properly pruning Plumeria

Zone Summerton, SC 29148 | Anonymous added on October 21, 2018 | Answered

I have heard that you just break off the limbs of the Plumeria to prune it or start a new tree (plant). Is this correct? I there a proper way to do this and not damage my parent plant? I have heard something about "waxing" but I don't know what they are talking about. We have just brought our tree, 2 years old, indoors on our heated patio, since we are just beginning to have night temperatures in the upper 40's (zone 8). It began to start blooming in early August and is still blooming. It has two clusters of blooms and they still have about 22 buds formed or forming. The tree is the talk of the neighborhood. Thank you to anyone that wishes to help me. Chuck

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on October 23, 2018

You can propagate them in this manner, but I advise cutting with clean shears, as to not introduce an infection. Most of the time this can be done without applying a protective layer, but yes, you may wax it if you would like. Here is an article on cloning the plumeria: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/plumeria/growing-plumeria-cuttings.htm

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