Adeniums forum: Home Depot surprise

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Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
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RobertB
Sep 4, 2012 5:57 PM CST
Here in Bradenton Home Depot and Lowes have some very nice adeniums from time to time. I picked up a white one a few months ago in a 1 gallon pot. It had a nearly perfect round ball of a caudex about the size of a cue ball. I went to repot it today and it had a nice caudex hiding under the soil but to my chagrin Confused it had previously been in a smaller plastic pot that the bottom was still attached to the bottom of the caudex with the roots grown through. They just had knocked the sides off the old pot and repotted the whole thing in the gallon pot and of course the roots had to be cut to get the plastic off so what was suppose to be an easy repot turned into an ordeal...

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 4, 2012 6:09 PM CST
so show us already!
Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
Plumeria to trade!!!
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RobertB
Sep 4, 2012 6:32 PM CST
Here is what I ended up with... I just ran out and snapped this for you!! Hilarious!

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I know its blooming but it was in a plastic pot and was dropping leaves. The roots got cinnamon treatment and tape wrap.

another repot today

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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 4, 2012 6:50 PM CST
Wow how amazing is that caudex!! You scored! And whites are not easy to find.
Do you wait for a while before trimming the small rootlets that are above the soil?
Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
Plumeria to trade!!!
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Region: Gulf Coast Amaryllis The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter
Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Ponds Dog Lover Plumerias
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RobertB
Sep 4, 2012 7:01 PM CST
Yes, was tickled with the caudex! On the little feeder roots, I'm experimenting a bit on different techniques to see what I can get. I have a red I left the feeders on and they got fat and green..and look kind of cool..

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 4, 2012 7:02 PM CST
interesting... well, keep us posted!
Name: Mike
WI (Zone 4b)
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johnsonm08
Sep 4, 2012 9:40 PM CST
What are they potted in? It looks like Turface, or is that a top dressing?
Mike
Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
Plumeria to trade!!!
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Region: Gulf Coast Amaryllis The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter
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RobertB
Sep 4, 2012 10:07 PM CST
just top dressing Mike, it is granite chips. Thumbs up

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