Adeniums forum: Broken Branch

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Sep 24, 2014 1:00 PM CST
Hi. I found your forum out of necessity. Look forward to browsing for info.
I am in need of help. One of the local kids bumped into my plant with his bike. It snapped a branch from the main part of the plant. It is still connected but only by the outer "skin" of the plant. What do I do?
I've had this for many years and had spent some time working with it in hopes of getting to the level of my friends. The last picture will be my friends plants. I have not been to attentive lately do to a big move. It has spent its entire life in Orlando and now is in Roswell GA. I was planning on pruning it but it just keeps blooming.
Please advise me on what to do about the damage. I really don't want a scar on it. Is there anyway to help it heal with little to no scar?

Thank you in advance for any help offered.
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Also has fresh buds on broken branch.

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Glory Days

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Friends amazing plants.
Name: Doris Klene
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Sep 25, 2014 6:10 AM CST
If it were mine as long as the branch is still connected I would try taping it back together before taping add a small stick or something solid to keep it straight.
Good Luck.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Sep 25, 2014 7:07 AM CST
I agree and Welcome! DVZ
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
Sep 25, 2014 7:13 AM CST
I agree also Welcome!

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
Sep 25, 2014 11:01 AM CST
I agree and Welcome!

Masking tape, or maybe string. It should heal OK. These plants are tough, especially when they have some age, as yours does.

Post again when you've 'operated, we'd love to see.

It is a beautiful plant! Lucky you.

Sep 26, 2014 8:44 PM CST
Thanks everyone. I'll give it a shot and see if it heals. When is the right time to trim the other branches back? Now in Roswell GA and not sure if Fall is a good time.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
Sep 29, 2014 10:54 AM CST
Fall is a bad time for pruning, the plant needs to be growing to recover. In the spring when the plant begins growth is best. Be sure to hold back on watering until then! Just a little, we don't want this plant to shrivvle like a raisin, but rot is SO nasty!

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