Hi there, this was a low growing/hanging branch on one of my larger plumeria's ("lemon drop") that had started to split away from the main trunk about a week ago - I think because it had become so large and too heavy to be supported at the angle it was growing. I wrapped some padded wire around the split to keep it stuck to the trunk & also staked it to support some of the weight. The foliage remained healthy, it continued to bloom, and I could see any signs that the limb was in any way starting to deteriorate.
Unfortunately after the heavy storms we received over the weekend the split worsened, & today it was just barely attached & hanging by a thin piece of wood. The leaves had started to wilt a little and a few of the older leaves were beginning to yellow. I went ahead and cut the piece that was keeping it attached and am wondering what to do with the broken branch. Should I stick it in a pot of dirt as is and hope it grows? Do I need to remove the foliage first? Should I cut it into smaller pieces to root? Help!