On our last visit to Kauai, 3 years ago (ache) we brought back a plumeria that was only an 8 inch stick. Scott planted it, because if I were to do it....well, it probably wouldn't have made it. I've been known to have a black thumb. We've been watching it grow, year after year getting a little bit taller, a little bit fuller.
So, if you know me a little bit, you won't be surprised to hear me tell you that I talked to it.
"Come on plumeria...it's been a while since we got you...bloom, will ya? If you bloom this year, I promise that the next time we go to Kauai, we'll bring you back a friend. If you're yellow, we'll get you a pink one. If you're white, we'll get you a yellow one. Deal?"
Deal... Now all we have to do is get to Kauai. :-/ I figure since it took 3 years to bloom, it can wait 3 more till he has a friend.