Plumeria is Back


Last fall, I left our deciduous plumeria outdoors too long. I was hoping the cooler weather would naturally stimulate it into dropping its leaves. But when a frost hit in December, our plumeria not only dropped its leaves, but it got frost bitten badly. Many of its branches turned brown. I thought it might be dead.

But we kept it anyway to see if it would grow back. In the spring, I put it back outside, but it did not grow any leaves, and I stopped watering it in May. When it still had not grown any leaves by mid-June, I had decided to throw it away. Luckily, I didn’t get around to it, because in early July, it suddenly began to sprout new leaves. It has been growing vigorously since then. It now looks as good as it did prior to being frost bitten. It looks like another bloom is now a real possibility.

September 26 2009 12:55 pm | Plumeria