Rooting Process for Plumeria Cuttings – New Customers

Posted on July 20th, 2011 by in Featured, General, News, Plumeria Care

Plumeria Cuttings – Instructions

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Insert cutting into cactus mix soil making sure that it is deep enough to stand sturdy but not touching the bottom of the pot. The pot should not be over-sized.  Press down on the soil and pack it tightly around the cutting. Cuttings should not be disturbed. Cutting should be started in filtered sun.


Water lightly, (1 cup) once a week throughout the rooting process (90-100 days).  Depending on the temperatures of the area you live in , watering may need to be done more or less often than once per week.  An exception is made for red flower cuttings, which should be kept a little on the dry side, rather than damp.  Reds also take longer to root.  Watering should be done early morning or late afternoon.


Plumeria cuttings are rooted when new leaves are four to five inches long.  Once rooted, change the watering cycle to soak your Plumeria until it’s completely wet, and only water again when the soil is completely dry. Rooted plants like to be kept on the dry side.  Plumerias are more forgiving of neglect of watering, rather than over-watering. Fertilize your rooted plumeria plant once a month with a high phosphorus fertilizer. 

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