What To Do When You Recieve Your Plumeria Cutting

Here's what to do when you receive your plumeria plant cutting from Florida Colors Nursery.

First, don't be surprised if most leaves are gone. The USDA requires us to do this for certification. It also helps the plant deal with the stress of transport and transplantation.

It's best to start the rooting process for your plumeria cutting quickly. Although cuttings can survive for weeks or even months, the sooner it's in soil, the quicker it will produce roots.

Rest assured, we guarantee all our plumeria and insure all packages with the post office.

Here are six important steps to follow upon receiving your plumeria:

1. Inspect your package and snap photos if it's damaged.
2. Next, open your package and check the plumeria for any harm, taking pictures if necessary.
3. If your plumeria is damaged, let us know right away and include the photos of the damaged box and plant.
4. Don't forget to provide your name and order number. Email everything to
5. Depending on the damage and the plant variety, you might have to return the damaged plumeria to us.
6. If we need to replace your plumeria, we'll schedule it as soon as we can (we cover the replacement shipping cost). If we don't have a replacement, we'll refund you the full amount, including shipping.

To start rooting your new plumeria cutting, follow these steps:

Preparing your potting soil mix:
- Make a mix of 1 part Perlite with 1 part unfertilized potting mix. It should be well-draining.
- Moisten the mix so it holds together but isn't soaking wet.

Getting your pots ready:
- Ensure your pots have enough drainage holes.
- Use a clean pot or rooting tube for each plumeria.
- Fill a rooting tube or 1 gallon pot halfway.

Potting the plumeria:
- Place the plumeria in the rooting tube or pot, with the callused end centered vertically and horizontally.
- Fill the pot up to 2” from the top rim.
- Gently press the soil around the cutting.
- Water well to wash the soil around the roots.
- Use a bamboo stake to keep the plumeria cutting straight if needed.
- Water well once, and then when the cutting has 3-4 large leaves.
- If the cutting ever gets wrinkled you should mist lightly in the morning for a week or so.
- Keep the plumeria cutting in a dry, warm, sunny spot proteced from rain.

- Your cutting can stay in a 1 gallon pot for a long time. Transplant to a larger pot when roots appear near the surface or coming out of the pot.
- Ensure the soil drains well after transplanting. Overwatering can cause root rot.
- You can also transplant to the ground if your area is frost-free.

For more details, visit the General Plumeria Care page on our website: