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Cutting of Plumeria 'Celadine' - Quite Fascinating


This cutting of Plumeria ‘Celadine’ was planted on March 19, 2011 using the egg method. The cutting produced inflorescences on all three branches and a healthy root system SIMULTANEOUSLY. The picture was taken June 7, 2011 showing all three branches flowering.

It is interesting to note that it is recommended by many traditional plumeria growers to cut off any developing inflorescences on rooting cuttings to direct the cuttings’ energy into root development.

I rooted many single-tip plumeria cuttings using the egg method which developed roots, inflorescences and flowered. But this was the first rooting cutting developing three inflorescences while rooting and a true challenge for the egg method which passed it with flying colors.

Plumeria ‘Celadine’

One of three branches of Plumeria ‘Celadine’

Copyright © Bob Walsh

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Nice job! The plumeria trees here in San Diego are all blooming now, too.

10 Jun, 2011


lovely, the only is that also known as a frangipani?? Can I also ask what is the egg technique?

10 Jun, 2011


That's a lovely plant, Bob! It's so unusual to have any cutting from any plant produce flowers while it is rooting! I've always picked off any flower buds that might be present on the cutting or that developed while it was rooting & even the 1st buds once I was sure it had rooted with the idea that that energy would be directed into the forming roots.

Like the post above I'd also like to know what this egg method is!

12 Jun, 2011



Before applying the egg method I used to cut off many inflorescences as well if they developed while the cutting was rooting.

Since I'm using the egg method I don't have to cut off the inflorescences on rooting plumeria cuttings anymore.

The egg method is based on fermenting eggs and probiotics.

The results are faster rooting, vigorous growth, increased flower production and increased production of growth stimulants, plant hormones.

Happy Growing,


12 Jun, 2011


Thanks, Bob. Sounds like an interesting method!

19 Jun, 2011

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