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by njoynit on February 23, 2006 10:11 PM
My plumeria is leafing out.It has gotton 2 new leaves and a 3rd is forming.I recieved in a trade& is a seedling plant thats on its 2nd year.When I recieved it in Nov I potted it into a 10 inch pot.

SOOoooooooo.Do I leave in 10 inch pot or up pot it?Its hight has not changed(well maybe a 1/4 inch...for leaves)It sits in a southern window.
When do I fertilize?

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by Jiffymouse on February 24, 2006 01:52 AM
njoynit, plumeria will grow to a tree that is roughly the size of a mature crepe myrtle if it is in its natural environment. i'd pot it up to the size you want it to get, and go from there.
by njoynit on February 25, 2006 03:01 AM
ok...um [dunno] I'll have to drag this sucker in.so 5 gallon?I don't mind it getting big...as long as its manageable through a doorway.(I've gotton good at manageing my 10 ft begonia& its in a larger pot)

so being its awake...fertilize now?

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by Jiffymouse on February 25, 2006 03:10 AM
in another week or two... let it wake up just a bit more. a 5 gallon should keep it just about the right size...
by PAR_Gardener on February 26, 2006 01:08 PM
njoynit,

I'm like you. I have to bring my plumeria in for the winter, and I made the mistake of potting my plumeria up for the first 3 years. I found out later, that if you keep potting up, it'll keep getting bigger. Mine are now about 5' tall. I posted pictures in a previous topic:
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If you keep them in a smaller pot, they will stay smaller. If you can deal with a 10' begonia, then you can probably pot up. I have to carry mine upstairs, and I would never be able to do that if they got to be 10'. As it is, I'm having a hard time keeping the plumeria from tipping over when they are outside and it gets windy. They're succulents, so you don't want to water too much, but then they get to be top heavy, and prone to toppling in moderate winds.

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