Sunday, 29 July 2012

Branching Plumeria



 Usually you expect a Plumeria to branch following flowering. But this second year seedling decided to branch now. This is a very good thing because if your plumeria only starts to flower in its fourth year than you are left with one hell of a lanky plant. Some people encourage branching without flowering by making a V shaped incision at the growing point but that was not necessary here.

Funnily enough this is one of the least impressive seedlings in size. Below it is the plumeria on the left next to my biggest second year seedling. They probably both Plumeria 'Polynesian sunset' but there is also a small chance that the big one is a unnamed Plumeria rubra that is a couple months older.

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