Plumeria

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  1. Victoria

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    What about one of those little £5 rooted plants? I couldn't see the postage as they won't post here.

    The one I ordered yesterday was posted yesterday :yikes: so we'll see how long it takes. The post was £3,80 so no complaints there. Delivery has been two weeks from the supplier I get plug plants from but within a week from Ireland. Other things from England take forever too but I had something from Scotland in three days. :scratch:



     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Didn't notice where they were coming from?
    I think the smaller ones I could see were all seedlings.
    Given up on seed,it won't come true and how long they take to flower is a mystery to me.
    Named cuttings for me if I try them again.
     
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    The little plants are from Nottingham. They are 6-10cm tall, sent bare rooted folded in moss. Appreciate if you want named rather than surprise.

     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Well I wouldn't mind surprise but I think with seedlings you have to wait a long time for a surprise.
    My thoughts are named varieties will be cuttings from adult plants so hopefully more reliable regarding flowers.
     
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      :yay: My little plant arrived today ... so off I go to plant it. I shall keep it on the kitchen windowsill till it does something. It looks like a cigar ... or something else ... :heehee: Does it look as it should?

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        Yes it looks fine, just as long as there are some proper roots in that bag.;)

        Be very careful with the watering until you get a good few leaves.

        I'd treat it pretty much like a cactus at this stage.
         
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          Thanks Pete. It came without roots but I knew that. I am pretty good rooting cactus so :fingers crossed: :fingers crossed: :fingers crossed:

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            Looks ok to me @Victoria, the one I bought in Madeira January last year was rooted in a small bag, I potted in on returning home and also kept it on the kitchen window sill. It didn't produce any leaves until the middle of April. I don't know how long before yours starts making roots but I would guess late winter/early Spring depending on the temperature.
             
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              A couple of different leaf shapes, Plumeria filifolia, Tenerife and Plumeria pudica (Fiddle Leaf)
              Darwin, Oz.
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                I really like the second one. It doesn't say which one so I'll have to wait and see.

                Forgot to say I put Cinnamon in the planting hole.
                 
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