Adeniums forum: and the temperamental adenium roared: repdt me now!

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Name: Sylvain Forest
Delray Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Almost like Lucy and me.
Orchids Plant and/or Seed Trader Plumerias Ponds Region: Florida Tropicals
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lourspolaire
Sep 13, 2012 5:48 PM CST
Hi.

How do you know an adenium really wants a new pot? It will send you not-so-subtle signs. This one broke through an 18-inch terracotta pot after living in it for the last 3 years. Before buying it, I made sure it rang true, as to not buy damaged pots one so often finds at big box garden centers.

Pictures:
Thumb of 2012-09-13/lourspolaire/b2da40


Seen from another angle:
Thumb of 2012-09-13/lourspolaire/d5ff75

Frightening, isn't it? From that incident, I have figured out I will wash away all soil, hang it to dry for a month and raise it out of the ground next time I repot it. As far as the pot goes: I have Gorilla glue in stock. I am good with it and the broken pieces are big, so the repair shouldn't take long. I'll plant something less aggressive in it when it when the glue cures.

Take care,all.
Sylvain.
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
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chefmike92
Sep 13, 2012 8:30 PM CST
i was told that adeniums will break cement pots they are that strong!!
Name: Mike
WI (Zone 4b)
Cactus and Succulents Amaryllis Plumerias
johnsonm08
Sep 14, 2012 8:20 AM CST
I wish mine grew that fast here!
PLEASE post a pic of the plant and the caudex when you get it rinsed off.

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Sep 14, 2012 11:01 AM CST
Yes, let us see that nasty caudex! I agree
Name: Sylvain Forest
Delray Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Almost like Lucy and me.
Orchids Plant and/or Seed Trader Plumerias Ponds Region: Florida Tropicals
Container Gardener
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lourspolaire
Sep 14, 2012 1:22 PM CST
I will wait until a friend drops by to help me. I am still recovering from that nasty flesh eating bacteria surgery I underweent 3 months ago. Also, I must find another pot for it. First things first: I must get it out of whatever is left of that pot, rinse off all that soil and let it hang for a month. I can shop for an appropriate pot while it's hanging. I will post pictures of the plant as soon as it is freed from that soil.

Sylvain
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 15, 2012 11:34 AM CST
Good luck Sylvain on a speedy recovery. Yes lets see the caudex on that pot buster! Hurray!


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