Plumeria Cutting Potting Instructions
> your plumeria cutting
> 1 gallon pot
> Cactus Soil - Super Soil Brand in the red bag or mix your own of potting soil and perlite
> Root Tone (purchase at Walmart, garden centers, etc.) (optional)
> stablizing stake or mini-bark chips
1. Measure and
mark the cutting 3 - 4 inches from the bottom.
2. Prepare the soil
by mixing 2/3 Perlite to 1/3 Potting soil. You may add more Perlite if you
wish for better drainage.
Also recommended is using Cactus Soil. We use
"Super Soil" brand in the red bag marked "Cactus & Palm Soil". It has the
correct mix of ingredients for rooting Plumeria cuttings. Fill the 1 gallon pot with the soil mix, leaving 1 inch from the pot
4. Dip the cutting in water, then dip it into the rooting hormone (Root
Tone) to coat. Shake off excess.
5. Sink the cutting into the pot until the marked line is even with the pot
Press and firm the mix and add more if needed.
6. Use a wooden stake to support the cutting if needed. Using rocks or gravel may burn
your cutting at the soil line.
7. Water it until water drains out the holes. Do not set in draining dish or let pot sit in
8. Place pot in a warm, sunny location and let it grow.
9. Do not
water for at least 30 days. When new leaves appear, water. Water again when
the soil is dry 2" down.
Caution - Over watering at the potting stage will rot
your cutting. There are no roots at this time to take up water, so the
cutting will rot. For best results, do not water before the period stated
Enjoy your new Plumeria!
P.S. Remember always plant your cutting -
Print out for future reference.
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