SOLVED: Id tropical,please

Anyone know the name for this? All it said was Hawaiin plant on label .Have had this for 4yrs and it's never bloomed.A bargain for a buck each [2]on clearance.Disregard the ones in chair and fat finger on lens and badly needed paint job on garage.LOL..O,BTW,last year they got huge when I had them in frontyard.Kept them in back this year.TIA for any info.

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Crestview, FL(Zone 7b)

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Thanks ,I'll look into that name.And that name sounds like some kinda Italian pasta! Must be craving carbohydrates here.LOL.

Palmyra, VA(Zone 7a)

franganpani aka plumeria

O yea... franganpani ala plums! Just acting silly ,guys. Thanks for the info and can't believe it was nameless for so long. This plant ,u can break [someone broke mine by accident]the thick stem and stick it in water an walla! it produces a new one ,make it two b/c the other half gets new leaves too.

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

look at the leaves on this picture, I think Trish is right, plumeria - fragapani. Lucky girl!!!

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tiG ,if I get the courage to break 100mil pcs off of it, LOL,I am saving one for u & Ms.bee,k? Or do u already have one?Thanks for the link.BTW ,I always called u tigger but now I know. And there is a real tigger on DG,right?

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

yes, there is a tigger (not me):) mostly hostas that I can tell. I have one I've been trying to root for 6 months now!!! argh! Maybe next year, they will both be doing great, and we'll have different colors and we can trade:) thank you though ((( )))

Villa Rica, GA(Zone 7a)

Be sure and let me know when mine is ready LOL You know me, I am always willing to take on a new plant!!
you're a sweetie Janie!

Florence, AL(Zone 7a)

You rooted it in WATER??? My mother brought me three from Hawaii a few years ago, and I (stupidly) trimmed off the callused end, and two of them rotted. I later did a little research and all the places that sell them tell you that they root best between 15 and 30 days after cutting, 'when a callus is well-formed'.I've not been brave enough to cut mine.

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

that's exactly what I thought when I read that Jen. I've had mine in soil since the beginning of June and it's not rotted, but not doing anything else.
I may have my hand out later on......

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

this is what I went by. I don't have roots :(

Florence, AL(Zone 7a)

Humm....Mine got leaves within a month or so, but it took it two years to flower. When it did, then it forked into two branches, went another two years, and this summer ONE branch flowered, the other didn't. These are strange plants---I've been told you can pull them up and overwinter them hanging from the ceiling of your basement or any other place where they won't freeze.

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

that doesn't sound good for mine:( and it's one of my must haves, that's why I paid a lot for the cutting.

Well,mine didn't root in water or rot.But it grew new leaves.And lived that way til I gave that pc away.
MsBatt,they do grow 2 different branches when they are cut/broken.Still,neither branch has bloomed,but I hardly fertilize.
The first link www.Plumera shows some beautiful blooms and shows where they are rooting tons of pcs,but they didn't specify what to use in soil.
I just bring mine in for the winter .And it looks like a dried -up ole branch,til the following spring.

Haverhill, MA(Zone 6b)

Good morning all, I got my plumeria as a well callused cutting in 1987, at the New York flower show. It rooted in soil and produced leaves the first year. I have never, repeat never fertilized it, just transplanted it 3 times in the past 13 years, it even died back to a small stump while dormant one winter. it is about 4 feet tall now, 3 branches and finally flowered the first time last year, and agian this year. Just brought it in to the conservatory to enjoy the blooms before frost hits. To all of you growing this as a house plant dont be surprised if it goes dormant in Jan - Feb. up here in the north is flowers late august. and is worth putting up with leafless for a while, just move it to a cool cellar or out of the way place until you see new growth starting. It gets BIG so dont be afraid to cut it.

Chariton, IA(Zone 5b)

Now I'm nervous. Had a very nice lady send me 11 cuttings from her two plumerias. Just got them today and potted them by the same method you used. I know this isn't the best time of the year to take cuttings, but maybe one or two of mine will live. I'll tiG


Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

don't be nervous brugie!! you can do it, you have a real green thumb. What is really frustrating is that my sister with a black thumb, ordered three cuttings off QVC. She let them sit in the package for 4 months. She was telling me, and I told her they were probably rotten, but to pot them up. This was last month. Well, she now has leaves on two of them!!!!!! argh. I'm gonna toss mine and try for another when I get a line on one!

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