How to Root & Pot Plumeria Successfully

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

This class will return in 2023. Join our VIP list above to get first notifications!

Price: $40 – limited tickets available!
Includes hands-on instruction & demonstrations, an outline for notes, and extensive Q&A

Location: Atkinson Plumeria Farm, La Mesa, CA

Rooting, potting, re-potting, and planting in the ground are essential skills for 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 extensive process to increase 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 class 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:

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

Check-in begins 15 minutes before the event start time. The event will start promptly. Coffee and water will be provided.

We will be outside under shade. This is rain or shine.

Note: Cancellations allowed 48 hours in advance of event. Ticketing fees will be deducted (usually less than 10%).


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NOTE: If the classes are 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

Mike Atkinson’s Bio

Mike owns a plumeria farm on Mt Helix in San Diego’s east county with his wife Stacy. They’ve been growing for over 25 years. The PBS program “A Growing Passion” featured Mike on their Emmy-winning episode about 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), all official US plumeria societies, and the International Plumeria Conference in Florida. 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.