Adeniums forum: Is it too early?

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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
May 2, 2013 12:43 PM CST
I'm anxious to put my DRs outdoors, but our nighttime temps have only been in the lower to mid fifties. Is that too cool to set them out? Our daytime temps are in the lower to mid 70s. That's about 20 degrees below normal for this time of year. Should I wait for warmer temps?
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 2, 2013 3:05 PM CST
I think you're good from 50 upwards, as long as they don't get too wet at those temperatures.
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
May 2, 2013 5:46 PM CST
Thanks! Hetty. I think I'd better wait then, as we are having our spring rains and I don't have a covered porch.
Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
May 3, 2013 6:05 AM CST
As Hetty said temps. would be OK but too much water will do them in.
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
May 3, 2013 4:27 PM CST
Thanks. I'm so afraid of that and keep mine on the dry side during the cooler seasons. It looks like we'll get a break from the rains on Wednesday.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
May 6, 2013 8:50 AM CST
A discussion said some plants can handle cooler temps better than others, but do keep them dryish until late spring/summer
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
May 6, 2013 5:19 PM CST
Will do Melissa. We had a break from the rain today, but it will be back tomorrow and continue off and on throughout the rest of the week. Thumbs down
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
May 9, 2013 12:28 PM CST
Even with my warm temperatures, 85/73, I've brought in a few plants, it's raining here in hard tropical showers about a half inch to an inch daily, for the past week. Before that, it's been really dry. Crazy weather in Paradise! I have found one rotted branch already, and am closely watching all my plants.

Yesterday, I spotted one with a drooped branch. I immediately pulled it out of it's pot, shaking off a lot of potting mix. Then I got some dusty-dry ix, and mixed that half and half with the soggy stuff in the pot. Then I repotted, holding the plant and just spooning in the mix, keeping it as fluffy as possible, as there were new little white feeder roots growing. I would have hung the plant if it didn't have those new roots.

I've gotten so that I get a plant out of a pot real quick if I see a problem. Like, immediately!
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
May 10, 2013 6:48 PM CST
Well, my plants are still indoors. We had a couple of nice dry days, but I was out of town until today. Another round of storms will come thru/ tomorrow. I think all should be clear and warmer after that. Thumbs up

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