Adeniums forum: I got thumbs for hands

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Aug 18, 2013 3:13 PM CST
It was my first atemept to transplant and adenium seedling and I failed. I have a group of Black Fire seedlings and I thought I would give the largest and most healthy one to my neighbor for helping me out with the yard while DH was in the hospital. I carefully chose a perfect size pot, was meticulous in the soil-to-perlite ratios. I gingerly used my fingers so as not to disturb the roots. I am tamping the little thing in to the pot and I noticed somewhere along the line I snapped her little head off! Oh, Me ! Oh, My! Crying
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Aug 18, 2013 4:13 PM CST
Well, maybe she'll grow a new head?
Name: Ron Case
Marble Falls, Texas
Aug 20, 2013 10:53 AM CST
It could happen I like to use a spoon when transferring I scoop out a spoonful of dirt from the new pot the size of the spoonful I am about to dig up it works some of the time but my small plant to middle age plant ratio ain't the best in the world. Big Grin
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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Aug 21, 2013 9:42 AM CST
And don't tamp, they like fluffy soil. Jiggle the pot. OK! I am all big toes when trying to do the fine stuff with these plants!
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
Sep 4, 2013 4:59 PM CST
Oh Good Lord,you guys would go nuts if you saw me takeing mine out of the ground to put in pots. I loosen the soil best I can, then grab it at It's base and wiggle it in all directions till I feel the tap root loosen. Grumbling then I throw it to the side while I work on a pot to put it in. So far none have even gone into shock which honestly surprises me. My own take is that they are not all that delicate,except when they are seedlings. Jim

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
Sep 5, 2013 9:05 AM CST
Go for it, Jimbo! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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