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Sep 13, 2012 5:48 PM CST
How do you know an adenium really wants a new pot? It will send you not-so-subtle signs. This one broke through an 18-inch terracotta pot after living in it for the last 3 years. Before buying it, I made sure it rang true, as to not buy damaged pots one so often finds at big box garden centers.
Seen from another angle:
Frightening, isn't it? From that incident, I have figured out I will wash away all soil, hang it to dry for a month and raise it out of the ground next time I repot it. As far as the pot goes: I have Gorilla glue in stock. I am good with it and the broken pieces are big, so the repair shouldn't take long. I'll plant something less aggressive in it when it when the glue cures.
Sep 13, 2012 8:30 PM CST
|i was told that adeniums will break cement pots they are that strong!!|
Sep 14, 2012 8:20 AM CST
|I wish mine grew that fast here!|
PLEASE post a pic of the plant and the caudex when you get it rinsed off.
Sep 14, 2012 11:01 AM CST
|Yes, let us see that nasty caudex!|
Sep 14, 2012 1:22 PM CST
|I will wait until a friend drops by to help me. I am still recovering from that nasty flesh eating bacteria surgery I underweent 3 months ago. Also, I must find another pot for it. First things first: I must get it out of whatever is left of that pot, rinse off all that soil and let it hang for a month. I can shop for an appropriate pot while it's hanging. I will post pictures of the plant as soon as it is freed from that soil. |
Sep 15, 2012 11:34 AM CST
|Good luck Sylvain on a speedy recovery. Yes lets see the caudex on that pot buster! |