Learn Mike’s essential tips & tricks for these important skills

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Atkinson Plumeria Farm, 5239 Alzeda Dr, La Mesa CA 91941

Rooting, re-potting, and transplanting in the ground are essential skills for successfully growing plumeria. Mike will share what he’s learned in 25 years for each skill.

Rooting is tricky! This is the hardest skill for plumeria growers, hands down. You’ll get Mike’s comprehensive instructions to increase your success.

That pot is their home. We need to make our plant’s home a welcoming, nutritious environment. Mike will demonstrate his process and share the supplies and products he has found most useful.

Re-potting is a big step. Your plant has outgrown its current home and needs to move on up. Learn Mike’s insights to minimize root shock and give it the boost it needs in his demonstration.

Your plant’s last move is the most important. There are many variables when planting your plumeria in the ground. Mike will discuss his proven process for transplanting.

This workshop is held in an in-person, intimate setting on his farm. He’ll not only teach you what to do, but he’ll show you, as well.

What to bring:

  • Wear sunscreen
  • Water bottle (refills provided)
  • Hat
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Aloha spirit

You’ll also receive an outline for taking notes so please bring a pen and something hard to write on.

Check-in begins 15 minutes before the event starts. Please give yourself enough time to arrive, park, and get a seat as the event will begin promptly at the start time.

Water and coffee will be provided. We’ll be in our open classroom in the shade. This is a rain-or-shine event.

Note: Cancellations are allowed up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Eventbrite ticketing fees will be deducted (around 8%).

Price: $40 – limited tickets available!

Includes hands-on instruction & demonstrations, an outline for notes, and extensive Q&A.

If sold out, email us to get on the waitlist.



“Your class was great. It was well organized and easy to understand with great handouts.” Ron

“Took his class and it was fantastic! Learned new things and learned I was actually doing some things right!! Took questions all through the class so all of mine were answered. Even got to walk around and admire his endless trees! Would highly recommend it!” Lisa

About Mike

Mike has owned a plumeria farm on Mt Helix in San Diego’s east county with his wife Stacy for over 25 years. The PBS program “A Growing Passion” featured them on their Emmy-winning episode featuring plumerias. He has taught plumeria workshops in Southern California (San Diego Horticultural Society, San Diego Botanic Garden, Master Gardeners, plus many garden clubs and nurseries), the International Plumeria Conference, and is the only person to speak at all plumeria societies in the US. He is a longtime volunteer and speaker with the Southern California Plumeria Society, has authored many articles, and has been interviewed many times, including by the Los Angeles Times.