Adeniums forum→Can i save this Adenium?

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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Jul 27, 2021 9:12 AM CST
An acquaintance has given up trying to salvage this plant that has rot. I picked it up this morning and washed all the soil away from the roots. The roots look and feel fairly strong. This plant was root bound and the soil was moist, I'm thinking it was staying too wet. Anyhow there appears to be some rot on the upper branches. I was going to cut these branches until I reached only white stems. How long should I wait before repotting in a well draining soil? Any other ideas are welcome so please advise if there are other measures to be taken to save this beauty. Thanks for all the help. Anole
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Name: James
North Louisiana (Zone 8b)
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deepsouth
Jul 27, 2021 9:50 AM CST
nice lookin' plant .... Thumbs up

roots look healthy - once the stems with rot are removed, I think your plant has a pretty good chance ....

allow any & all cuts to callous over before repotting ....
this can take several days to over 2 weeks depending on humidity ...... and I know its humid in Thibodaux

after pruning off rot - dust the entire plant with fungicide ....or use rooting hormone w/fungicide ....
place in a shady spot to air dry ...away from direct sun & rain

in the meantime ...mix up a batch of chunky + gritty potting media .... it should have more inorganic material - such as rocks & sand - than organic material - such as soil

once stems callous over - I would repot an inch or so below the green - exposing an inch or so of the white roots this is called lifting or raising .....

oh yeah ....don't expect anything to happen ..... adenium take forever to respond to changes

Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Jul 27, 2021 9:58 AM CST
James, thanks for the helpful hints, I saw this plant when it was in all its glory and it was a beautiful plant with lots of blooms. I am hoping to bring it back to that one day. I will have patience. Yes the heat and humidity and awful right now especially after a thunderstorm.

thanks again.

Anole
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 11, 2021 1:00 PM CST
@anole, do you have any updates? New pictures of this beautiful Adenium?
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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Sep 29, 2021 4:27 PM CST
Gigi, sorry about getting back to you on your query about the adenium, hurricane Ida has been a major problem. I just had Internet service restored today, anyhow as you can see in the photo the plant is thriving. There are lots of new shoots and it seems to be well on the way to recovery. Thanks for your interest.

Anole
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 29, 2021 6:09 PM CST
anole said:Gigi, sorry about getting back to you on your query about the adenium, hurricane Ida has been a major problem. I just had Internet service restored today, anyhow as you can see in the photo the plant is thriving. There are lots of new shoots and it seems to be well on the way to recovery. Thanks for your interest.

Anole
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Glad to know you are safe from hurricane Ida.

Hurray! Hurray! Great save on your adenium! She is definitely looking happy and healthy!
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