I'm so happy to share with you that my mother-in-law's plumeria plant is blooming! Isn't it beautiful? This plant started as just a cutting last August. Her plant was far too large for me to bring home to San Diego but, I wanted to keep it in memory of her. So, we pruned off a small branch of it and I planted it in a pot. One year later and it's blooming! And the flowers smell wonderful!
Plumeria are super easy to grow from just a cutting. When taking a branch from the mother plant be careful to not let the white milky sap touch your skin. It can be irritating. After the cut end has dried you can plant it in soil. I actually let Lola's cutting dry over a week and it didn't mind. I plant my cuttings a few inches deep in a pot to keep it stable. Water it when the soil looks dry an a little fertilizer once a month. It will take some time to sprout leaves and quite a bit more time to flower. But, these amazing flowers are worth the wait!
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