Adeniums forum: loaded with blooms

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Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Aug 31, 2012 10:04 AM CST
This plant is amazing, but I want to cut it back as the stems are getting too long, should I wait until it stops blooming

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 31, 2012 10:30 AM CST
OMGosh!! Look at all those blooms!!! WOW! Hurray! Do you by chance have a picture of the whole plant? Caudex and all?
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Aug 31, 2012 10:43 AM CST
Haha, go ahead and chop off all those pretty flowers, if you really want to!
Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Aug 31, 2012 12:55 PM CST
This is as close as I can get, as you can see it already tipped over and broke the pot.

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 31, 2012 1:00 PM CST
OMGosh! She's BEAUTIFUL! Hurray!
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Aug 31, 2012 1:07 PM CST
Pot abuse!!!!

Maybe time for a bigger pot?
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Aug 31, 2012 2:01 PM CST
yep, need to be raised too, surprising how heavy it is.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 31, 2012 2:12 PM CST
Would a heavy clay/pottery pot keep it from tipping over? I think it is a lovely size. Hate to see it clipped back simply for size.
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Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
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RobertB
Aug 31, 2012 8:01 PM CST
If you trim it...they will come... Hilarious!


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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 31, 2012 8:07 PM CST
I would never trim a plant that was in full bloom unless I absolutely had to.
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Sep 1, 2012 6:19 AM CST
I guess I did not put it right, I sure do not want to do anything while it is blooming talking about after it finishes blooming, I know I must re pot it and I have the pot, just wondered if you would leave it this big or cut the limbs shorter.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 1, 2012 7:02 AM CST
Sorry Doris you said 'should I wait until it stops blooming' and I went OMG she is going to cut off all those blooms!!! Blinking yes I think I would trim it, it has a beautiful caudex and a bunch of shorter stems would offset that very well. I would only trim the longest ones so you don't have to wait for each of them to grow new tips.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 1, 2012 9:48 AM CST
Be sure to show us how you trim up. I am a clod when it comes to trimming anything green! t hurts me more than it hurts them. And I simply don't have the eye for it. I will watch and learn.
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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Sep 1, 2012 12:19 PM CST
OK I will post when I do the deed. nodding
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 1, 2012 12:22 PM CST
Can someone please post a picture of a "perfectly trimmed" adenium so I know what they are supposed to look like? I thought Doris' looked great as is but Hetty suggests shorter stems. I want to learn.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 1, 2012 12:54 PM CST
Cheryl, look in the database for various pictures. There is nothing wrong with Doris' plant, but shorter stems give a fuller look.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 1, 2012 1:33 PM CST
Ok thanks. When I first Googled pictures, what I fell in love with were looooong bare gray green branches with amazing flower bouquets on the ends. I told you I didn't have "the eye" for this. Rolling on the floor laughing I can see why you'd want it full and compact.

from Google:
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Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Sep 1, 2012 1:45 PM CST
And then that is the way you should have your plants! To each his own!
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Sep 2, 2012 7:07 AM CST
Here is one I trimmed. it already has new growth

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