Yes, that is how they get new plants. On QVC, there is a company from Hawaii that sells tropicals and they show how to cut and get new plants. They cut the top of a stalk about 10 inches from the top, took all leaves off and let the bottom cut end dry. Then put in soil and it should start a new plant. I'll try to find the web site and post it for you
Here's the directions and the length of the cuttings. Hope this helps.
Plant separately in 6" pots
Place in full sun
Fertilize during growing season; discontinue use in winter dormancy
Bloom period generally runs from mid-July through September
If temperatures drop below 45F to 50F, move container-grown plants inside
Matures to 20"H to 30"H in 16 to 24 months, with a 16"W to 20"W per cutting spread
USDA hardiness zone 10
Phyllis, as Pam says, cuttings are the most common way of propagating plumeria. Larger hardwood cuttings should be allowed to dry several days while leafy tip cuttings should be planted immediately.
It would never hurt to try!
I have several plumera that I have started in this way. It is a great way to get extra plants. Because they bleed you have to let them harden or use charcoal on the tips. I just usually let them sit a couple of days after I take the cuttings and then pot up. Do not keep to moist as they will rot. Good Luck.
Plumeria cuttings are easy to grow with a little growth hormone and good soil.
At this time, I am rooting a plumera in water. I find that it roots exactly like my angel trumpets. dog broke a limb off, so I placed it in about 4 inches of water (up to the leaf line) and there are root buds forming as we speak.
Thanks everyone for all your responses to my plumeria question. I have done this and it works! Mine started blooming in Febuary. Of course that is Spring here so I get all kinds of flowers all year long!
Glad you had success, Phyllis.