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Plumeria cuttings - what do I have to consider?

Bargain or not...
Frangipani flower (grey)

Plumeria Cuttings - What must (should) I pay attention to?

Not all cuttings are the same, even if the variety is the same. Sometimes we are simply blinded by the price. But what can happen when we want to save money?

The bigger and stronger a cutting is, the more energy it has. For the frangipani friend, this means that the chance of root formation is naturally higher, although there is NEVER a guarantee that a cutting will take root at all.

With a large cutting you still have a kind of "safety buffer" in case the cut should rot at the bottom. Then you can always cut off another 2-3cm, which is not possible with a stub.

Of course, one cannot rule out the possibility that even a thin cutting can develop into a beautiful plant.

Plumeria cuttings

Aztec Gold Cuttings

In 2020, I simply had the fun of buying cuttings from various suppliers.

In the picture you can see the difference between the cuttings. The one on the far left (19cm, 1 shoot, already extremely shrivelled) was an ebay bargain for 15€. What I have to do with it was written on a little note in English. I would never have been able to read it without my glasses. The middle cutting (34cm, 1 shoot, slightly shrivelled) I bought from a Facebook seller for 19€ (without invoice, without care instructions). Easy payment PayPal, cutting came wrapped in paper without any extra note.

Cutting number 3 comes from our partner and with 61cm and 2 shoots it is a completely different category. The price in our shop is 29€ (depending on the rarity of the variety also more).

So you really always have to pay attention to what you get.

If you absolutely want to take the risk ebay or Amazon, ask the seller the following beforehand:

  • how long is the cutting 1
  • how many shoots does the cutting have 2
  • the cutting was cut from a flowering mother tree 3
  • the interface has dried and not fallen inwards 4

If all this fits, a private purchase should also result in a beautiful plant.

So here we see 3 cuttings of the variety "Aztek Gold" and it should be clear which one has the higher chance of rooting.

1 Je länger ein Steckling umso mehr Energie hat er gespeichert.
2 Je mehr Triebe ein Steckling hat, um so höher die Chance auf Blüten. Teils noch im gleichen Jahr der Bewurzelung
3 Es gibt leider auch Anbieter, die Triebe von Sämlingen schneiden, die noch nie geblüht haben. Nur bei von blühenden Mutterpflanzen geschnittenen Stecklingen, kann man die Sorte garantieren.
4 Wenn der Steckling frisch geschnitten ist und noch nicht abgetrocknet, ist die Chance auf Fäulnis um ein Vielfaches höher als bei bereits getrockneten.

Plumeria cuttings

By the way: Every cutting is capable of flowering! Often in the same year in which it is rooted. However, please bear in mind that cuttings with more than 1 shoot, for example, must be of a corresponding length before they can flower again.

All 3 cuttings in the picture have a chance of flowering!

Please keep in mind that we are always available for questions and tips for our products. Dealers via ebay or private sellers rather rarely.

Und bedenken Sie auch, dass wir keine Stecklinge versenden, die wir nicht selber kaufen würden (Anzeichen auf Fäulnis an einer der Triebspitzen, an der Schnittstelle oder weiche Stellen am Stamm)
Und falls wir uns unsicher sind, wird der Kunde informiert und wir wissen dann im Falle einer Reklamation, dass es ein „Wackelkandidat“ war und wir dann dem Kunden seinen Kaufpreis erstatten bzw. wir uns anders einig werden.

Stecklinge mit Knospen oder gar Blüten bilden ein hohes Risiko, dass die Kraft in die Entwicklung der Blüten geht und nicht in die Wurzeln!
Es kommt oft vor, dass ein Steckling schön blüht, danach aber verfault, weil er keine Wurzeln zum überleben hat!



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