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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Jun 9, 2012 4:12 PM CST
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I am going to hard prune these DR. I have two. #1 is this one.
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I got what I thought was one plant at Wal-mart. Surprise!!! Got two.
I took them outside the leaves were sort of yellow and I know when outside they usually do better.
#1 has an interesting shape front and back....
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#2 is rather plain (to me) except I discovered a hole in it. Thumb of 2012-06-09/Ridesredmule/b2820b I enlarged the hole and dug out the Black that was inside it...
Thumb of 2012-06-09/Ridesredmule/91e7b6 This is other side. after i cleaned them up and rinsed off all soil, I got them hanging up in my little potting shed.
What would you do????
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Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Jun 9, 2012 4:26 PM CST
# 1 dig out the rot in the caudex and let heal

#2 from what i see the branches some where trimmed one time and grew 1 tall stalk. si might happen again. if it where mine id gut back but leave 3-4 places there where leaves in hope that it might bush some. like them both!!

keep informed and plant the branches look at this photo its how to root branches
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interesting

mike
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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Jun 9, 2012 5:36 PM CST
looks like you done good Charlene
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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Ridesredmule
Jun 10, 2012 7:03 AM CST
Thank you Mike and Doris. Yes, I'll make record here.
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Jun 10, 2012 7:51 AM CST
Good Job Charleen Hurray! I agree with what Mike had to say except I wouldn't bother planting the cut branches, I've done that twenty or thirty times, it's very easy and I ended up getting rid of all of them since I am interested in the caudex more then the flower and the cutting just don't get one unless you work hard at it lifting and replanting blah blah blah etc. Much more fun to plant and grow from seeds ( I think!) Lovey dubby

Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Jun 10, 2012 8:32 AM CST
jimsned2 said:Good Job Charleen Hurray! I agree with what Mike had to say except I wouldn't bother planting the cut branches, I've done that twenty or thirty times, it's very easy and I ended up getting rid of all of them since I am interested in the caudex more then the flower and the cutting just don't get one unless you work hard at it lifting and replanting blah blah blah etc. Much more fun to plant and grow from seeds ( I think!) Lovey dubby


I agree I have planted them and decided they were no fun at all for the work you put into them.
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Jun 10, 2012 10:57 AM CST
i have planted then and in 1-2 yrs sold them on ebay for $12-$15 to be able to buy more interesting plants.to buy here 90% walmart/home depot "dessert roses have no caudex there all stem growing seems like most people here are interested in flowers or have no idea what these plants are all about this way i also have plants i can play and get grafting down. if they die no big deal. just my option i plant about 50% of what i cut now but when i do my big cut this winter i dont know what ill do??

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Jun 10, 2012 1:22 PM CST
I didn't realize folks thought Desert Roses were so "RARE"
We must not be "normal people" Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing But, Hey! Who wants to be normal???? right????
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
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Samigal
Jun 10, 2012 1:37 PM CST
What is normal any way!!!! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Jun 10, 2012 1:37 PM CST
Ha Ha

Master Grower In India said massive cutting is best done just before monsoon season? do all of you have a monsoon season? i think im having that with our daily rains!!
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Jun 10, 2012 6:15 PM CST
Just don't leave them out in rain. I believe it is Early Spring when they have Monsoon. they will help you. I love that site.
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Jun 10, 2012 6:56 PM CST
Your right Mike, our monsoon is here now.
Jim

Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Jun 10, 2012 7:53 PM CST
Our monsoon is coming up quickly. I've been wanting to cut another of m adeniums, guess I should do it now.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Jun 10, 2012 8:43 PM CST
darn just had a big storm and we lost power for 2 hrs. I finally got my hurricane generator i bought 6 -8 yrs ago and NEVER started it so i put oil and gas in it ....started 2 pull!!!! then our power came on before we could stretch out the power cord!!! at least i know it works if i ever need it. After 3 yrs of bad storms and going 3 days no power i broke down a got one and no storms sense that!!


i would wait for a few days till i hear back from the guys about us cutting now!!! or make sure you let the cuts seal before it rains on them.
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
Amaryllis Region: Florida Region: United States of America Roses
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chefmike92
Jun 11, 2012 3:41 AM CST
here is his answer about pruning.....


If I want to prune my adenium or if necessary to prune my adenium I will prune always two months before monsoon. This is ideal for my climate.

For Florida I think it is better to prune your adenium three months before monsoon.
Never repot or prune your adenium during or just before monsoon.
Minimize your fertilizer application or do not apply fertilizer, from two months before monsoon and that makes your plant harder and ready to face the monsoon weather.
As you said your media is well drained one the cause of tip and stem rots are because of continuous rain of the monsoon. Apply or drench the pots once in 15 days with copper oxychloride fungicide or equvalant to this fungicide available there.

so no pruning for me now time to look for this chemical
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Jun 11, 2012 5:43 AM CST
Guess I will never prune we don't have monsoons, in fact we are 11" short on our rain.
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Jun 11, 2012 6:33 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Mike, I just now came in after digging up 4 of mine and putting them in pots to go on my porch! Not only that, but yesterday I beheaded two and grafted them. All of these are now on my porch and fairly well protected so maybe I'll be OK. I'm laughing because if I had gotten you info one day earlier I would have waited. Oh, by the way, if anyone has seen that advertisment for flex steel know that it's exactly the same as the stuff you'd spray on cuttings to help a plant heal. The can even says it can be used for leaks and it's 1/3 the cost of flex steel.

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Jun 11, 2012 9:59 AM CST
Charleen, Adeniums are sensitive to up and down, please put that upside down guy right side up. He's getting a headache! Smiling
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Jun 11, 2012 12:08 PM CST
I'll go do it now. Thanks Melissa. I need some one to straighten me out.... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
HUgs, Girl...
Got it right now. It is one that has the hole in it too. Wonder how long I should leave it????
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
Jun 11, 2012 2:07 PM CST
I just potted up some small plants, sent to me in February.... DRs can hang for a long long time. Humidity does play a part, dryer, less time hanging.

I think I read that the growers in Thailand, where it's generally quite humid, hang their plants for two to three months before a show, to make them bloom profusely. I had a plant that went right on growing while it was hanging. And those two huge buggars that I dug from my friend's yard? They are still soilless, in the pots that I used to bring them home in. I keep changing my mind as to what I want to do with them. One is still blooming and has set three seed pods like that! hahahaha, and Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious! Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Two photos of the same plant, note water bottle on the ground for size. Neither plant had a big caudex, but LOTS of feeder roots.
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