Supplies: Everything is laid out and ready - 1 gallon pots, soil (perlite & soil), Root Tone, water, pea gravel, and cuttings.
Plumeria Cuttings: These cuttings are ready to plant. They have been marked 4" up as a guideline.
Mix Soil: Mix 2/3 perlite with 1/3 soil and pour into 1 gallon pots. You may also use bagged Cactus Mix.
Fill With Soil: Add your prepared soil to a 1 gallon pot to about 1" below the rim. Tamp down.
Root Hormone: Use Root Tone or Schultz Take Root to coat your plumeria cutting ends. This promotes faster rooting.
Wet End With Water: Dip plumeria cutting end into a small amount of water to just dampen end.
Dip Into Root Hormone: Dip the wet end of the plumeria cutting into the Root Tone and coat. Shake off excess.
Plunge Cutting: Plunge plumeria cutting into soil mixture. It should go in very easily since the soil mixture is very light.
Soil Below Mark: Plunge the plumeria cutting into soil to within one inch of your red 4" mark.
Add Gravel: Add about 1" pea gravel or small stones to the top of the pot. This keeps the cutting upright and stable.
Press Down Gravel: Press the pea gravel firmly down so that plumeria cutting is solidly in pot. If potting in summer or late summer
Finished Pots: Here are our two demo cuttings planted up and ready for water.
Water Thoroughly: Water your potted plumeria cutting thoroughly. Do not water for at least 3 - 4 weeks.
Soon the leaves will be opening up and growing well. You may fertilize at this time.
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