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1st flower on my Plumeria!!!!!!!!!!!


1st flower on my Plumeria!!!!!!!!!!!

Hurray!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!



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It's beautiful it was certainly worth the wait, I got to wait 3 years as you know. Roy.

25 Oct, 2013

 

It is gorgeous. I can't wait to see the others!

You might have to wait more than that.........

11 of my seedlings germinated. 7 more to go.....

25 Oct, 2013

 

Fantastic! Well done! I'm very envious!
I love love love Plumeria but I thought it was impossible to grow them in England/France even in greenhouses/poly tunnels and I gave up the idea to have them. But if it's possible in Somerset, then I can! I'll definitely give it a try one day.

25 Oct, 2013

 

Don't get too excited.....Roy has just started his plants from seed.

Milky, that is growing hers for a few years now(from a cutting) in a greenhouse still has not seen a flower.

They need a lot of sun and heat!

25 Oct, 2013

 

From seed! That's a good idea, although it takes longer before you see the flowers.

25 Oct, 2013

 

Mine are from seed. (I have 8 different types) Took me three years to see a flower. I had a flower spike last year but it never bloomed.

25 Oct, 2013

 

How many seeds did you buy?????????

25 Oct, 2013

 

A lot. ;o)))))))

I give a lot away as gifts. I only keep one per color. (two the first time)

25 Oct, 2013

 

How many seeds did you sow and how many germinated??????

25 Oct, 2013

 

I can't remember....the first time was three years ago. The second, two years ago. Most of them germinate.

This time I sowed 18 seeds.....11 germinated so far..... waiting on the other 7.

I cover the seeds (not the seedlings) at night and take the cover off during the day.

25 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks for your reply! Very useful info. Much obliged.

25 Oct, 2013

 

Congratulations ! :o)

25 Oct, 2013

 

You're welcome Tommymoo.

25 Oct, 2013

 

Thank you Hywel. :o))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

25 Oct, 2013

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aaaaa :O

25 Oct, 2013

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na ipotheso oti pagoni to xeimona!

25 Oct, 2013

 

Tommymoo :-
I sowed 11 seeds and 8 germinated but like Alexandra said that's just stage 1 the problem now is keeping them alive during the winter, but I will do my best. I bought mine on e-bay and they were only about £3 with postage. So worse comes to the worse I havn't lost a fortune.

25 Oct, 2013

 

Roythefoot :-
Thank you very much for your tip; very realistic and useful info for me. I'm going to search the seeds on e-bay!!

25 Oct, 2013

 

Alexandra not just a simple Plumeria but an incurved petal one, I'm green with envy ?

25 Oct, 2013

 

Oh oh oh oh oh Isnt it beautiful.....Well done Alex you lucky thing....bet it smells wonderful........

25 Oct, 2013

 

Bik.....it doesn't like cold and wet winters.

26 Oct, 2013

 

It is a beautiful flower Roy. It has a very sweet smell.

26 Oct, 2013

 

Thank you Milky. I'm so glad to see it flower!!! I wish it would flower earlier though.

26 Oct, 2013

 

Well, about time! LOL! :>)

Congrats! I knew it would bloom for you. It took two years, right?

It's a beautiful flower. Which variety is it. It almost looks like my tri-color variety.

27 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks Delonix. It took 3 years from seed.

I made a mistake last year of putting the plant with the flower spike inside......it would have bloomed if I left it in a sunny sheltered spot.

This plant has four flower spikes.

I really can't remember the name of these seeds.

27 Oct, 2013

 

Alexandramou:

That's about the normal time for blooming from seedlings.

Yes, plumeria trees must have the full sun to bloom well. They have such high-light requirements, at least 6 hours of full sun.

Well, the name isn't too important. This plumeria most likely won't produce the true colors of the flower for another two years. Yes, that' right...most seedling-grown plants will not produce their true colors until blooming for about three years (this is why I always grow cuttings) :>)

28 Oct, 2013

 

Wonderful Alexandramou! You must be absolutely thrilled! :o)))

28 Oct, 2013

 

Fantastic! A job well done!

I forgot to water my seedlings during our warm spell.

17 Nov, 2013



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