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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
May 11, 2012 10:24 AM CST
This is my first desert rose...it is now 22 inches and have a few leaves only on the very tip. What to do? Will it bloom?
It's been in a 6 inch pot. Does it need repotting?

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
May 11, 2012 2:04 PM CST
Hi, Betsy!!

Sounds like it could be a Socotranum, a variety from Socotra Island. Very Special!! A connoseur's plant, for sure

Here's a link to a mix of photos, some are correct, anyway.

Don't prune the plant, it will just send up another stem heading for the sky. Probably doesn't need repotting.

It will bloom eventually! If it decides to go dormant, looses its' leaves, let it stay dry until it decides to start growing again. Then it might just have flower buds, then flowers. Don't water if it does that! It'll start growing leaves, a new stem, and the flower buds will wither and drop off without blooming. Booo if that happens!

Thanks for posting! Which part of Texas?
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
May 19, 2012 11:29 AM CST
Hi Melissa,

I'm in SE Texas about 50 min. from the border with LA.

The name I got for it was "super noble concubine". Maybe it needs more light? It was in the east facing window.

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gone2seed
May 20, 2012 6:16 AM CST
piksihk,it needs to be in full sun if you can arrange that.Move it into the sun gradually to avoid sunburn.Super Nobel Concubine is an Obesum.It should bloom on the tall stalk and once you have enjoyed those blooms you can cut it off at about the 6 inch level which will force the plant to branch.The cut off part can also be rooted in sand.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
May 23, 2012 12:05 PM CST
That is a great plant! Very good Adenium. Good breeding. Keep in touch!
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kareoke
May 24, 2012 5:40 AM CST
I have never had my plants in the ground because of our winters, but could they be put in the ground for the summer then potted for the winter or would that be too much moving araound.
Name: Jim Cook
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jimsned2
May 24, 2012 8:41 AM CST
Doris, I've got a few that I put in a pot then put the pot in the ground; just to see if they survive that way. I know our temps are vastly different, but why not just try with one? I'm finding that; with a lot my in the ground adeniums the roots just get too long and deep to dig up and raise. Now I experimenting with digging a few up, trimming the roots and putting them back in the ground in pots!

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
May 24, 2012 10:44 AM CST
Don't do it! The roots will quickly or immediately fill the drain holes, and your plant won't be able to drain, and will rot.

How about putting something in the hole under them, like, cut a plastic jug into sort-of flat pieces, so that the roots go bonk instead of straight down like carrots from hades?
Name: Jim Cook
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jimsned2
May 24, 2012 11:28 AM CST
Hmmmm, even if I re pot them every year? And b-4 I forget; Hi Melisa Hurray!

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
May 24, 2012 12:17 PM CST
Yo, Jim!

They love to go deep, they are arid land critters, and water is scarce where they live naturally. So it's deep quick, and there goes the drainage in your pot, if it's in the ground.
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chefmike92
May 24, 2012 2:31 PM CST
I cant have mine in the ground so i use orchid pots a lot so as the bottom drain holes start to fill there is still holes in the sides of the pot and just watch for them to out grow the pots. they do grow roots down to drain holes VERY fast but i tend to fine re pot 1 time a year is ok so far but you need to be ready for some tall pots if you don't!!!

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kareoke
May 24, 2012 6:30 PM CST
sounds to me like it would be a lot of extra work, guess I will stay with pots nodding
Name: Jim Cook
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jimsned2
May 25, 2012 5:56 AM CST
The ones that I put in pots and then in the ground; I first put in a layer of stone (actually broken up coral is what I think it is) to keep the drain hole from clogging; but I like your idea of the orchid pots Mike. I only want to do it that way till I'm satisfied with the caudex at which time I will just replant them in the ground minus pots. I now realize that I've made a BIG mistake in using plastic pots. Melissa made me remember about how easy these guys drown Sticking tongue out now that we are in our rainy season I think I'm going to lose a few plants. I guess I'll get a batch of clay pots and re-do what I thought I was finished with.

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
May 25, 2012 12:10 PM CST
"re-do what I thought I was finished with"

You know you're the ONLY human on Earth that has that problem!!

My "Blooming Table" today---
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"Siam Gold". Mmmmm, not terribly pleased with this one, especially for the price---- It's really cute, but tiny and not gold. Owell.
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The BIG one, of two that I dug out of a friend's yard. She's moving away. The roots were stopped by the hardest, stickiest clay mud, can't even call that stuff soil! The water did not drain--, I flushed the plant out of the ground, digging with my fingers, three hour's of oooofing. Lots of feeder roots. I might be cured from wanting any more full-sized plants now. Maybe

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
May 25, 2012 12:11 PM CST
OOps, perhaps this-all should have been a new thread.
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kareoke
May 25, 2012 2:03 PM CST
Looks great Melissa wellmworth all the work, I sure wish I could put them in the ground then I would end up with as many as you have. nodding
Name: Jim Cook
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jimsned2
May 25, 2012 3:25 PM CST
Melissa, Your correct , there will never be another me Hilarious! So, you dug down to clay mud huh! I thought you lived on an island. Even here if I dig deep what I hit is coral rock. So; are you going to put that guy you dug out in a pot? I'd sure like to see a picture of it when you trim the roots and top b-4 you put it in a pot.

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Ridesredmule
May 25, 2012 3:58 PM CST
Melissa, One Jim Is enough, isn't there??? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Looks pretty good, was a lot of work getting that one out...Great Job...
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chefmike92
May 25, 2012 4:40 PM CST
Here are my Siam in bloom now Mine has a good amount of gold in it!!
and my BIG fav white.



i hope the yellow increases with food heat and age!!!


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Name: Charleen
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Ridesredmule
May 25, 2012 6:21 PM CST
Very pretty...

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