Plumeria aka Frangipani
Plumeria can be propagated through rooting cuttings, grafted cuttings to existing root stock or from seed. Because of genetic variation associated with sexual reproduction, plumeria started from seed do not hold true to the parent plants. Plumeria originating from seeds often take two to four years to flower. As such, the use of cuttings is typically the preferred commercial-propagation method because it is fast and easy, and it an exact reproduction of the donor plumeria.
A Plumeria Cutting is the tip of a branch cut from a donor plumeria, usually about 10"-18" long depending on the donor plumeria growing habit. Cuttings do not have roots, but have been allowed to callus (callusing allow the cutting to form a tissue that allows roots to grow) Cutting are sold only in the Spring and Summer months.
A Rooted Plumeria is a plumeria cutting that has been allowed to grow its own root system. For plumeria cutting to form root will take 6-8 weeks under ideal conditions or may take many months. Our rooted plants are allowed to grow roots for at least 6 months prior to selling.
A Grafted Plumeria is a plumeria cutting (scion) that has been grafted to an already mature root system (rootstock). It take about 3 week after grafting before it is ready to ship. Grafted plants are grafted to root systems approximately 18 to 24 months old, depending on the diameter of the Cutting.