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Plumeria rubra 'California Sunset' - California Sunset Plumeria


Plumeria rubra 'California Sunset'  - California Sunset Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'California Sunset'  - California Sunset Plumeria)

My California Sunset Plumeria growing very well in the summer heat. Unfortunately, this week many of my potted plumeria trees were burned in the bad heat wave. Photo taken August 29, 2011.



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You have heat causing damage - I have wind!

11 Sep, 2011

 

Meanie:

If it's not one thing, it's another! Sometimes you just can't win! :>/

11 Sep, 2011

 

The branches on my Erythrina with buds - GONE!

11 Sep, 2011

 

Meanie:

I'm so sorry to hear about that! :>(

11 Sep, 2011

 

Delonix, Now I know what you mean about potted plumeria trees burning from too much heat. My poor little seedlings had a few leaves scorched by this heat, Keeping a close eye on them.

11 Sep, 2011

 

Oh, by the way....yours are gorgeous. ;o)))

11 Sep, 2011

 

Magnifique, Delonix! How do you think these would do in equatorial Africa? Can they cope with high humidity?

12 Sep, 2011

 

Oh what a beauty Andy...........

12 Sep, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

Thanks! :>)

Typically, Plumeria love very hot temps. This last heat wave cause many of my plumeria leaves to burn...even the one in my back yard in the ground. This time of the year my backyard get a lot of reflected heat...that's what can cause them to burn.

13 Sep, 2011

 

Karenfrance:

Plumeria is native to the deep tropics. It would grow perfectly in equatorial Africa.

13 Sep, 2011

 

Milky:

Thanks! Glad you liked it! :>)

13 Sep, 2011

 

Brilliant! Thanks!

13 Sep, 2011

 

You're welcome! :>)

13 Sep, 2011

 

Del, out here Frangipanis are never in pots. They are on the ground and grow to be massive trees. Of course I have no idea of the kind of heat you have but it must be because they are in pots that they get so badly affected by heat. I have had that kind of experience only once. An orange anthurium I had in a pot was in the burning sun by mistake , and it was watered immediately and the plant died. My explanation is that I should not have watered it immediately. Should have waited for the pot and the plant to cool. Of course this may be different from what I am talking about. But anyway just contributing my two cents worth.......

16 Sep, 2011

 

Vavilla:

Plumeria trees are widely planted in the ground here, too.
They typically don't burn when planted in the ground, although my patestel pink plumeria (planted in the ground) had some leaves burned in last week's heat wave.

I have many plumerias in pots, most are in my back yard, which faces south. This time of the year the back wall can get like an oven and burn my plumerias. I generally move them away from the wall which can easily get up to 140ºF/60ºC. (reflected heat).

Here's some of my plumeria pics:

http://www.growsonyou.com/Delonix1/photos/plumeria

16 Sep, 2011

 

Saw them Del. They looked nice and healthy enough. All pictures have got duplicated..wonder why.....
my answer to pollution, global warming, shortage of water, heat waves etc. is......plant more trees....don't leave an inch of land empty...I hate to see deserts.........if I had my way I would turn them all into rain forests!
About reflected heat from the wall, if it is a parapet wall, why not let it be covered in ivy? That's cool to look at makes everything cool around it and saves painting too if it is plastered.....

17 Sep, 2011

 

We can't have rainforests in Europe...we have managed oak woods , instead, which we use to keep ourselves warm in winter. Burning oak does not contribute to greenhouse gasses and the woods shelter an amazing variety of flora and fauna! :)

17 Sep, 2011

 

If I had my way Karen, .......I would perform a miracle and make rain forests everywhere........impossible though it maybe....we just managed to stop them from trying to cut a road through our own rain forest here... which is actually a world heritage.

If not rain forests at least reforesting should be done where ever there is desert land..and that would surely put an end all these complaints about the heat......

17 Sep, 2011

 

I understand what you're saying, Vavilla...but we love our forests in just the same way...and temperate forests are just as important... :)

17 Sep, 2011

 

Vavilla:

Not sure why all the pics where duplicated. I've been wondering what the problem is.

We have the low subtropical desert in far eastern of San Diego. The deserts are part of the ecosystem here...I wouldn't won't to see them turned into rainforest (it wouldn't happen anyway). Here in San Diego we receive very little rain during the rainy season. This last rainy season we just broke the 7 year drought. Even though we have a nice mild subtropical climate...we don't get much rain at all.

Ivy would be the last vine I'd use. I really don't like it at all. There's so many other vines which are much better like fruit-bearing passion vine or Bauhinia corymbosa which blooms for much of the year, here in San Diego.

17 Sep, 2011

 

:)))

17 Sep, 2011

 

The ivy I am talking about, sticks to the wall Del. It even sticks to metal! it used to run over our gate too. I see another Ivy in plant books which i do not see here at all. Maybe the plant I am talking about is something else although the common term here is that.. This "Ivy" saved our lives Del.

The scavenger terrorists(the planner a 'cat woman' ) cut a coconut tree and and made it fall on our roof. It broke 56 roof tiles. We had already put up a 7 foot wall in defence beforehand, and nothing happened to the parapet wall although the top of the coconut tree broke the roof tiles and a little bit of the timber ceiling of the roof. If the wall broke, the tree could have done more damage like killing me, my husband and my daughter. And, that, was the idea. Due to the 'ivy' strengthening the wall, it refused to break. If you know the creeping vine I am talking about, please let me know the name.

So, to each his own. This "Ivy" saved our lives but i don't grow it here on this wall here because there is no one to trim it. It gets very strong and difficult to cut even with shears if you don't trim it in time..If you know it, do let me know the name because this"Ivy" is my friend.
To each his own Del......and I would like YOUR answer please.....if you can spare the time. Thank you.

P.S. I think it is best for me not to comment on any page other than my own .......because it could give dangerous elements to take advantage of me. By the way, we call frangipani "temple flowers" and we lost a most lovable Buddhist priest based in Melbourne and here in Sri lanka, due to the vindictive actions of this terrorist group. He was taken all the way to Russia and killed.

Tags: Frangipani - temple flowers - Buddhis priest - Gone!

18 Sep, 2011

 

Vavilla:

I'm extremely familiar with Algerian Ivy (Hedera canariensis). I have a lot of it growing along the fence in the backyard...and I hate it! lol! It does stick to everything and when it gets very hot, it burns. I'm constantly cutting it back. Skunks, lizards, rats, mice, roaches and other critter love to live in it...this is another reason why I don't live it.

Sounds like you had a very traumatic experience. I can't imagine anyone cutting down a beautiful coconut tree.

18 Sep, 2011

 

You do not know even half of it Del! We have faced worse with these killers. Don't want to bore you with all that unless necessary.
Can you imagine what suicide bombers do?
Killing themselves in order to kill others in
absolute hate? Bottom line is if you live in someone
else's country, you should not try to take over the country.
Sinhala Sri Lankans (including my family members, relations and friends are living all over the world (including California). They are an asset not a liability to the country they live in wherever it may be. They are highly qualified. They have not come as refugees looking for a free ride.. Here, the story is entirely different. All who do not have their origin here are trying to oust the
majority community. We don't hate them; they hate us.
Then of course it becomes mutual! Corroded minds can do utmost damage to others and to themselves. Far cry from plants isn't it? Anyhow, no comments on anyone's page hereafter. All on mine only and I know with your experience you understand what I say.. about your comments on the ivy, thank you for giving the name of the ivy...about those fellows who hide in ivy all must have at least one cat or dog to get rid of those unwanted pests like cockroaches, rats, etc. Pity they can't do anything about mosquitoes though. Thank you Del for letting me allow all that air out which is what blogs are really for....The saying below applies very well in my case. Thanks again.

"Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there!"

- Will Rogers -

18 Sep, 2011

 

Andy, Does this variety of plumeria have a nice fragrance? I see some varietys of plumerias dont have much frangrance. I want one like yours, but it wont take residence unless it has fragrance. I also dont want to wait for a small cutting to become a big tree.....do you know where i can get a big one ...bigger than yours?

16 Nov, 2011

 

Yes, you can buy much larger ones at Home Depot and other nurseries.

17 Nov, 2011



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