Exotic Plumeria News
The digital age has now made it possible for us to have a dynamic catalog rather than a static one. Once the old printed catalog was printed it became almost immediately out of date because we add new varieties quite often. Once our current catalog is totally loaded on the site we will immediately start adding addtional pages reflecting all varieties added since the last printing.
The first sign of coming to life is the tip of the branch will start to look “wet” and small claw like looking items will appear which are actually new leaves forming. This is the time to begin watering and fertilizing. A small “brussel sprout” looking item may form at the middle if the new claw like leaves which are forming. This is why we want plumeria. Flowers are on their way. This is the beginning of a new inflorescent (flower stalk). Be careful to mot damage the new tip. It is incredibly fragile and if broken all the flowers that would have been will not be.
We have Approximatley 8,000 cuttings and recently rooted plumeria now available for your shopping pleasure.
Information provided here can be applied to most any part of the country taking into account your own weather patterns.
In Florida, our rainy season normally comes to an end in September with the exception of tropical activity which is totally unpredictable. Your plumeria which has been exposed to almost daily rain during the summer is now going to become stressed by the lack of water if you do not supplement mother nature. Examples of this will be, lower leaves turning yellow literally overnight Days are now becoming noticeably shorter and there is less energy available to the plant so leaf yellowing is a normal part of their life cycle. However, letting the plants become dry all of a sudden will speed this process up considerably.
Dry hot humid times after the rainy season are the worst for rust on plumeria. We have found that regular dousing of the leaves every few days with water will slow the rust problem down considerably. It seems to rinse the spores off of the leaves. Try this and you will be amazed.
As the days continue to get shorter your plumeria will have less energy to work with and dormancy will take place no later than December and in some cases earlier, especially in northern climes of course. Once the tree has gone dormant it needs no water until spring. You may give it some while dormant just to keep the soil from becoming too dry to absorb water.
We will update later as we move toward winter. Try these suggestions, you will be amazed at the results.
They all have new roots and are thriving and just waiting for you to set them out so they can provide that aromatic fragrance which is the fragrance of Hawaii.
After having just reviewed the plumeria offerings on a certain auction website I am once again appalled!
If you are not familiar with a sofware product called Photoshop you have at least seen what can be done in changing colors of flowers.
At least 40% of what is being offered on this auction site is “Bogus” to say the least, if not criminal.
Caveat de emptor!! Let the buyer beware. If you worked hard for your money, don’t get swindled out of it by a thief.
We now have hundreds of Singapores rooted and ready for shipment!!!!!
Our new site seems to really have hit the right chord with all of you out there. Our sales over the same period last year are up a whopping 52% this year. Thank you for your patronage. We will continue to offer quality plumeria and respond to the ever changing technology and needs of our customers. Happy Mothers Day to all those wonderful Mothers out there!!!!
Varieties include, Kapalua, Embers, Madam Poni, Nebels Rainbow, Puu Kahea, Waiola Rainbow, Daisy Wilcox, Pukalani, Paul Weissich to name a few. Many of these will be multi tipped plants.
KAPALUA – Please note that we have already added some amazing options for the famous orange plumeria, Kapalua. Options run up as high as 15 growth tips. They will make amazing trees and are already amazing just to see how full they can be.
EMBERS – We will be adding a great variety of multi tipped options for this strikingly beautiful flower.
NEBELS RAINBOW– We will be adding a great variety of multi tipped options for this strikingly beautiful flower.
IF YOU HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE “THE DESCENDANTS”, there is a beautiful shot of a Nebel’s Rainbow tree with Waikiki Beach in the background at the end of the movie. It is simply stunning.