Adeniums forum: Encouraging Branching

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 15, 2012 9:36 AM CST
How do you encourage an adenium to branch out? Do you trim back the largest branch as you would a tree or bush?
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Oct 15, 2012 9:43 AM CST
Supposedly. But mine that want to get tall, the young ones, less than 20 months, just sprout one bud and keep on going up. I haven't tried chopping a notch above the leaf nodes, maybe you can try that.

There are small plants now, staying little like miniature dogs...
Name: JT Sessions
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gone2seed
Oct 16, 2012 8:07 AM CST
Cut the central leader at the height you want and branches will form below the cut.Any that I have unsold at the end of the season get cut and are well branched and ready for sale the following spring.It does take a while.Just to give you a starting point,mine are usually cut about 6-10 inches above the soil line.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 16, 2012 9:22 AM CST
gone2seed said:Cut the central leader at the height you want and branches will form below the cut.Any that I have unsold at the end of the season get cut and are well branched and ready for sale the following spring.It does take a while.Just to give you a starting point,mine are usually cut about 6-10 inches above the soil line.


Awesome guidelines to keep in mind. Thanks, gone2seed!
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