Adeniums forum: Should I prune?

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armando
Jul 18, 2015 9:18 AM CST
Hello everyone!
Im new to this forum... :)
I've had an adenium for about 5 years now..
To be honest, I didnt know they could be pruned and benefit from it.
I really love my plant, and I would like to know If it would look better if I prune it?
.... and if yes.... where and how should it be done?
here is a picture I took 5 minutes ago, and another one that I took when it was in bloom about 3 months ago


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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 18, 2015 9:31 AM CST
Welcome! armando!! I would prune, and you could go way down. What I sometimes do is prune a few branches and then later a few more. And personally I would wait until the blooms are gone......
Oahu, Hawaii
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jericson22
Jul 18, 2015 11:55 AM CST
shes perfect as it is,

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armando
Jul 18, 2015 12:00 PM CST
Thank you dutchlady and jericson!!
hahahah
Im only getting more and more confused...
I see 50/50 opinions all over the web!!
some sites say: DO it, it will look better!!
some others say: Its perfect the way it is!!

Hilarious! Confused Confused
Oahu, Hawaii
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jericson22
Jul 18, 2015 12:11 PM CST
what you can do is just trim the top part, and make it like a bouquet style, and branch wire them


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Name: Rick
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RCanada
Jul 18, 2015 3:30 PM CST
I would not prune it unless you are wanting to have it similar to the one that Jericson has posted. To do this with yours would mean raising it up so that you would see the caudex. Otherwise it would look to be coming from the soil line. Your plant looks magnificent just the way you have it staged.
Rick
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armando
Jul 18, 2015 6:14 PM CST
Thank you Jericson and Rick,
I think I will just raise it a bit higher and expose more of the Caudex... And I will see what it looks like.
I guess Im gonna leave it like this for now Rolling my eyes.

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