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    05 / 25 / 2015

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I have this cute one-stem plant for years. We call it palm but don’t know what this plant is, which was no problem until I started to see some dark spots on leaf stems (see the second picture). To understand if those spots hurts the plant, I would like to know 1) what the plant name is, 2) what the dark spots are, and 3) what I should do. Please help me and my plant!


  • EK Apprentice says:

    Thank you again! I will definitely keep your advice in mind. Since now I know what my plant is, I learned what kinds of plant food it likes, which was totally different from what I have in hand! First of all, I didn’t know my plant can bloom pretty flowers! : )

    May 30th, 2015 at 9:43am

  • Laura Unregistered says:

    You’re welcome! From what I have learned, besides hating wet feet, Plumeria is not a fan of cold rain either. Best wishes.

    May 29th, 2015 at 11:00pm

  • EK Apprentice says:

    I mean, I “mean” it!

    May 26th, 2015 at 3:07pm

  • EK Apprentice says:

    Thank you so much for your helpful advice! I meat it!!

    May 26th, 2015 at 3:22pm

  • Laura Unregistered says:

    Oops! It should be :’ lack of sunlight’ not ‘like of sun’ 🙁

    May 26th, 2015 at 11:53am

  • Laura Unregistered says:

    This looks like a type of Plumeria, maybe Singapore Plumeria (Plumeria obtusa). you can grow plumeria out door during the summer months. You also need to elevate your pot up from the saucer. Out door you can remove the saucer when the pot is put outside. I am not able to find any information for the exact cause for the leave stems. But you should remove the infected leaves. I am guessing maybe it is suffering some kind of over winter stressing like: like of sun, too much water and low temperature.(I would slowly decreasing the amount of water, and stop watering all together of my potted plumeria during the winter months for its dormancy) You can get in touch with the Plumeria Society for further assistance.

    May 26th, 2015 at 11:04am

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