Adeniums forum: Watering in dormancy-ever?

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Name: Cheryl
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Dec 27, 2012 2:14 PM CST
My DR's have no leaves. One still has blooms but the other is a bunch of sticks. The baby is doing fine. They are sitting safe from the outdoor freeze on a sunny window sill. Do I water them??
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Name: JT Sessions
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Dec 27, 2012 3:45 PM CST
You will get different answers on this.Here's mine.While dormant I water just enough to keep the roots from drying out.For a 10 inch clay pot that will be about a cupful a week but the heat in my gh drys them quickly.
I guess my guide line would be,don't let them stay damp for very long.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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Dec 28, 2012 12:06 PM CST
I'll second that, although I've had plants 'hanging' for as long as five months. Meaning zero water. They sure can be dry, and they sure cannot be very wet.

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