The three seedlings from the 'polynesian sunset' on the other hand are doing fine. They overwintered the same way as the adenium did : on the central heating grill. Just like the adenium they did not enter complete dormancy though they did lose most of their leaves. Two have already been put into a bigger pot (though not huge) the other will follow. I don't suppose they will flower this year but they should at least put in a good amount of growth. Maybe it is not a bad idea to keep their growth in check somewhat so they do not get too tall before branching.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
I started growing Plumeria at about the same time as I started with Adenium. First in winter with quite unspecified seed (Plumeria rubra) and later I got seed from Plumeria 'polynesian sunset' from here . Only one of the random rubra seeds survived to grow in summer and that one seedling got pretty big. However it did not survive the winter. I made the crucial mistake of putting it in too big a pot that kept it too wet when in dormancy. Upon inspection the lower part of the stem was mushy so I cut it off to try and root it in a new pot. However the growing tip is black so I'm pretty sure it is dead.