[gardeners] Plumeria

asidv@fbg.net (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 2 Jul 1998 20:16:09 +0000

As a novelty, I have a gardening question.
	Returning from Hawaii a couple of months ago, I brought back a 
"stick" of plumeria (inspected, legal, and tagged). I potted, 
planted, watered, seaweeded, and Super-Thrived it and gave it a spot 
of honor on the porch (enclosed, airconditioned, humidified). It is 
in indirect sunlight.	
	 It sprouted -- and grew lovely big leaves, about nine of them. 
Then they faded. I inspected with naked eye and magnifying glass for 
pests. Nothing. Even spanked the leaves gently over white paper and 
inspected that. Nothing. One by one the leaves have decayed and 
dropped off.	Still, new leaves are forming healthily.	Does anyone 
have an explanation? Suggestion? Chant or imprecation I can invoke?
	It would be awkward to have to go back to Hawaii for a replacement. 
Hope the garden-gurus can advise. Thanks. Pat