Adeniums forum: Root Decorating of " Dino King "

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Name: Rick
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RCanada
Apr 4, 2016 8:10 AM CST
This is the first time that I have ever attempted this and I sure hope that it is fine. This has to be one of my favorite Arabicum trees.
With assistance of Dino, but with the distance between us. You can only do your best.

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This tree has to hang for a few days and then can be potted up. I had to go back and remove some of the fibrous roots from the main haddock roots after showing photo's to
Dino. Photo's do not show this.
I was so nervous doing this. We will see how things go.

Rick

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 4, 2016 2:13 PM CST
Oh I do love you are posting this, will watch how it goes! Good luck Rick Smiling
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Apr 4, 2016 8:07 PM CST
I know nothing of what you are doing here, Rick, but regardless, I am impressed. Thumbs up
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Apr 5, 2016 3:29 AM CST
Oh my! I can certainly understand your trepidation of root training. Your first time, is it? Whew! While I applaud you for doing this to your favorite arabicum, I am somewhat perplexed that you chose to root-train this one. Shrug! From what I understand, Thai Soco's are more amenable to root training. But then again, I'm fairly new to growing Adeniums.
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Name: Rick
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RCanada
Apr 5, 2016 7:11 AM CST
Kadie, it was very tuff to do. I feel with this tree that it would have needed the root removal at some point as the roots where so close together, that it would have not looked good not thinning them out. This will be the one and only time it receives this.
It seems that the true TS's are generally left and roots are trained through hanging to soften and manipulate, not caudex cut off and centipede roots form around circumference.
The TS which are Arabicums, if they have the true TS character are not usually messed with.
They are usually taller in trunk/caudex and the branches will naturally grow up, then lay flat and outwards in a horizontal fashion.
So I am told.
I am hoping that I did not trim out too many.
They do recommend that when trimming these with roots such as these. That when you repot them, you plant with soil covering the roots. Not lifted. The tree will grow bigger roots underneath the soil.
We shall see.
Rick
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