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Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

July 12, 2011
9:00 PM

Post #8689437

My mom has a Pudica and it was a wonderful inflo, but the problem is that the buds turn brown and fall off before they can open... any thoughts on this?? It's hot out, which is my thought, but if it's something we can actually control I'd like to know... Thanks!!! :)
Tucson, AZ

July 12, 2011
11:10 PM

Post #8689492

hey B! it could be the heat. i know that i was experiencing that right before the humidity rolled in from the monsoon. the blooms are doing much better now. of course, we are drying out until next week. bummer! make sure that it is watered well. i had this happen to a plumeria that was in the ground once. then, i watered it overnight and that helped. it could be a number of things which probably doesn't help answer your question. hopefully, someone else will chime in.
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

July 13, 2011
10:36 PM

Post #8691281

Hahaha, thanks D for the response at least... I'll let my Mom know... I personally think their pots are too small too which doesn't help with the moisture situation... Hmm... is it a bad time to repot? She'd probably lose the inflo wouldn't she?
Tucson, AZ

July 14, 2011
9:26 AM

Post #8691899

just keep as much of the root ball intact and it should be fine. perhaps, give it more shade to avoid transplant shock.
Yuma, AZ
(Zone 10a)

July 16, 2011
8:54 AM

Post #8695706

Hi Brittany,just a couple of thoughts,Pudica doesn't have the large limbs like most plumeria so she has little reserves,she also has a lot of foliage which dissipates moisture more than most,she relies heavily on her roots.Mine potted and in full sun several years ago would drop buds or worse,abort the whole inflo.,i move her to mourning sun only and made sure she stayed hydrated.

btw,how are your sings and m.g.?

Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

July 16, 2011
9:14 PM

Post #8696856

All of my plumeria are lovely, no flowers, but I'm happy with the beautiful foliage right now :) amazingly enough I looked at my Mom's Pudica a couple days ago and wouldn't you believe that there were 3 open flowers!!! Hooray... I guess whatever was upsetting her has passed :) Thanks you guys :)
Tucson, AZ

July 17, 2011
10:37 AM

Post #8697741

that is good info to know sonorarat. thanks!
North Augusta, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 22, 2013
2:23 PM

Post #9393933

My pudica bloomed late but prolifically. Overwinter some stem rot.

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