Help! Can my plumeria be saved?

@speakeasy (4215)
United States
May 17, 2010 4:13pm CST
Last night my husband slipped and fell and landed on my plumeria. The stem snapped and I now have a 4 inch stalk coming up out of the pot and a 27 inch stalk with some leaves on top that broke off. I placed the long stalk in a separate pot with water to try to keep it alive. Can the potted part with roots put out a new stalk that will grow leaves? Can the stalk that broke off develop roots and become a separate plant? If anyone out there has experience with plumeria, please advise.
1 response
• United States
18 May 10
It seems that your stalk can be regrown: Growing Plumeria from cuttings is the only way to reproduce cultivars and retain all characteristics of the desired plant. Plumeria are easy to root from cuttings and will grow with a minimum of care. In fact, growing Plumeria from cuttings is an easy and rewarding way to increase your collection and have extra plants to share or trade with friends. http://www.theplumeriasociety.org/spps/ahpg.cfm?spgid=43
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
18 May 10
Thanks ever so much for the link, I did not even know there was a plumeria society. I got this plant a few years ago when it was only 12 - 15 inches long and it was approx 3 ft tall when my husband fell on it. While I am glad he wasn't injured; the damage to my plant was severe and I am glad it has a chance to recover.