An example of healthy plants, with leaves cupped upwards toward the light. Yikes. Ok so my theory is the roots might have been more crowded down near the bottom in this most recent winter and the cold concrete may have been more of a factor with more roots down at the bottom. the main stem was still firm at soil line. The curls look like the leaves are folded in half vertically. I'm a first timer. Hi - I have a beautiful Singapore plumeria, maybe 7 years old grown from a cutting. Hello, Could be a transplantation shock issue! Leaves have started to drop off now! Mind, I think he'd dropped a lot more leaves over the course of that winter. Up to you. Lots of good white roots; I did some pruning there. Buffering might help with plywood or several layers of cardboard next winter. There are a few deciduous Plumeria but mostly they've adapted to the subtropics where abscission of leaves is important for survival. Potting medium looks like the usual potting soil. a great tutorial on root pruning by laura. all of a sudden several limbs are drooping and the leaves are facing downward. When plumeria roots start to decay, you may notice this unpleasant smell. The staff member at the nursery recommended that I use the pot it was already in. I mean, REALLY droop. It also has a drainage hole. Once the tree is light enough to pull from the pot without tearing too many roots, pull it out and start your investigation. But I'll give it a try. Will let know outcome. These leaves are showing chemistry imbalance. i've never had this happen. I tossed the excess water. Our Plumeria has been repotted last Saturday from a smaller plastic pot to a bugger terracotta one. My plumeria are growing in pots because I have to bring them in every winter. It is starting to anticipate the move and needs to put out leaves wired for real sun. 6 years ago. If your potted plumeria show these tell-tale signs of over watering, there is a problem with the soil: Your plumeria is wilting, dropping leaves; Your plumeria is looking unwell all of a sudden; Your plumeria is … Wow, great pics to use! This looks acute, time to check the roots. The last few weeks, when it was still in the garage, I noticed its (still green) leaves start to *droop*. Root stimulator? Yours may be throwing a little fit or may also be getting onto your timing schedule of going in/outdoors. I fear I might break a branch. Potting media makeup? Pot bound plants respond well to root pruning. The first winter in the garage didn't seem to bother him any. Sounds like all was in order. And now, you have experience unpotting and repotting your great tree! We kept lights on constantly and ran a small heater on those few days when it got really cold as we had other plants in the garage. Could you offer any advice, please? No sign of spider mites. Why is my Monstera deliciosa drooping and curling. I did trim away a few small, dead black roots. Fragrance was incredible! It has thrived nicely in the San Antonio TX area, and is now a good-sized potted tree which has produced many blooms. Weather here is still mild, sun hasn't been very intense. It lost a lot of leaves over the winter but retained quite a few, and it looked pretty good. Hi, I'm very new to gardening. No mites or rust that I can see. I do see some new leaf growth starting, but I'm really alarmed at how badly the current leaves are drooping! And during its past two winters in the garage the pot did rest on bare concrete. With great trepidation, we've just unpotted the frangi and re-potted him with all fresh soil. It sounds like you didn’t do anything different this year so it could just be in a funk. Yes or no, should I use some *root stimulator*? It goes back out onto the patio as soon as we're confident of the weather. tany. Better to know you don’t have rotting roots. Will greatly appreciate any advice you may have! Most Plumeria are evergreen and would not survive any frost or freeze. Water? As the roots were very fragile, the rootball that got … He's grown from a mere stick into the specimen you see in the pix. antonio_b. The drooping limbs sounds serious. I purchased my first monstera 2 weeks ago. Yes I’d give it a good watering after planting to collapse any air pockets. He's going to have to go back into the same pot, though - it's already at the upper level of us being able to load him onto a dolly to move into/out of garage. Will give him all new potting soil. It has thrived nicely in the San Antonio TX area, and is now a good-sized potted tree which has produced many blooms. Hi - I have a beautiful Singapore plumeria, maybe 7 years old grown from a cutting. Share your gardening knowledge with The Gardener's Forum - with 50,000 posts and thousands of participating members. Over winter, do you have it directly on concrete in the garage? Look for root bound or rotten black roots. Anyone knows whats going on? Thanks for advice. I used to live in Hawaii with Plumeria everywhere. Will buy couple big bags potting soil, say rosary, gingerly dump the pot out. I've killed my share of plumeria, and if they rot or dehydrate they become soft and mushy and eventually like paper. Here's a photo of how he looked last summer. I'm from a cold winter climate. But PLEASE some final advice from my last post... if I see rotten roots it's safe to cut them off? He had a lot of skinny little roots extending all the way to the bottom of the pot, but the main root mass seemed to still have considerable room - the roots were nowhere near filling the entire pot. Water is … Drooping plumeria leaves! Has a “transplant shock” look. En savoir plus. Pop it out and refresh with new media and upsize it if you have a pot available. Leaves have not yet perked up, but so far, none have dropped off. If the root seems meaty, cut a small piece off and look for white roots. 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Root check: lay out a tarp or large moving blanket to dump your pot out onto, Get some help to watch your thinner branches or bind them up so they don’t flop. Helping gardeners grow their dreams since 1997.No-dash-here, you've found The Real Garden Helper! Watered him deeply when he went outside. Plumeria Leaves Drooping. Husband home today; he's bringing potting soil and we'll unpost the frangi tomorrow. I brought it home and placed it in indirect light and made sure the soil was still a bit damp when I put my finger into the soil. We did NOT see this drooping at that time.