Air Layering Plumeria
I'm asking this question here, because I know Laura checks in from time to time, and she's our resident Plumeria expert... and there are others here who might be able to help, as well... so here goes...
My Plumeria is in the middle of blooming... and it's gorgeous! Lovely white flowers with a very nice scent!
But it's too tall and lanky, and the lower part of the stem is thinner than the upper part. I think the only way to salvage it, so it doesn't break in a wind gust or something, is to air layer it.
It looks more like a palm tree than a Plumie right now! In fact, my granddaughter asked me this morning if it's the kind of tree that will grow coconuts! :-)
I rather understand the mechanics of the air layering process, but can I do it now, while the plant is in bloom? Or should I wait until the flowers are finished? And what are the chances for such a process to work, here in zone 5, and at this point in the season?
I could sure use a little advice... has anyone attempted this, and with a Plumeria? And in zone 5?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! It will be my very first attempt at an air layering project!