I told you all that I'm a bit restless, and was curious to see if I have more fat caudexes to discover among my pretties.
So... today it was Old Faithful's turn. See her before, once more:
It all started because I found this Mexican clay pot today... $20 @ Home Depot:
As much as I've read about what is a desirable pot for adeniums, I couldn't resist- I love clay pottery. It's pretty, was reasonably priced, and it had a big draining hole at the bottom. Not only that, it has 'feet' as well!
So... I got to work. It was a bit difficult because that adenium was full of weeds, and that thing was buried... really buried. I was happy to have chosen today to do this, because that soil was no longer good for Old Faithful. I rinsed the caudex, and it was full of what seemed salt to me.
Take a look!
There was no root rot. I trimmed a couple of branches, and I also cut a few of the roots, but wasn't sure how much. I actually like a bit of tangled look.
A little cinnamon (well, more than a little, for good measure) and this is the final product:
The photos are not ideal, it's been super hot, humid and bright. You know, a typical S. Florida day.
I hope she is happy in her new home and continue to give me so many flowers. The bonus is that I now get to enjoy the caudex too!!!
Should I trim those little roots sticking out a bit more, or should I let it be?