Q.Tall, skinny plumeria recently bent…what should I do?
Hi, I have had a plumeria for 3 years…it grows leaves during the spring and summer, so it seems to be ok. However, it is getting really tall, staying super skinny and has not had any side branches. NOW, I just went to adjust the wood stake I have to support it and mistakenly bent the trunk. It still looks fine, but a little bit of the milk has oozed where it is bent, just under where the leaves are growing. What do I do? Pray that it doesn’t die? Cut it at the damage part and remove the top?
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This is not, usually, fatal. It can indicate that the plant is not receiving enough light, or may need a bigger container.
This article will help with the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/plumeria/growing-plumeria.htm