Plumeria Plans

I have been trying to start some flowering trees growing in the strip of scrub and weeds behind my classroom. It will make it look better, but it will also let people know there’s something up on the hill besides weeds and out-of-control bougainvilleas.

My little puakenikeni trees are struggling along. I honestly don’t know if they’ll make it. I tried planting some plumeria cuttings back there, but they just plain died. Since Andrea just pruned her plumeria and gave me the branches, I’m going to try a different tactic – I’m going to first grow the plumerias in pots, then I’ll plant them out back.

Yesterday, I cut pieces off the branches. You’re supposed to let them sit for a week so the cuts can dry. After that, I’ll put them in little pots. Hopefully in a couple of months, I”ll have rooted cuttings that can survive being planted in the scrub.

It’s nice to have some greenery in my classroom.
The tree has beautiful pink and yellow flowers.
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2 Responses to Plumeria Plans

  1. Debbie Foelber says:

    They are beautiful! I took cuttings of the red stick dog wood you gave me. It is huge! They have rooted in a pot over the winter and are ready to plant. I have shared some with my daughter in law also.
    Lily of the Valley is flowering now. They smell so good.
    Can’t wait to see if any banana trees come up this year. We had such a mild winter.

  2. Lauren says:

    As always, your knowledge of greenery astounds me! I hope these cuttings do well.

    Someone just gave me some oregano plants she thinned from her garden. I scratched the ground with a stick and plunked it in the hole. Good luck, plants.

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