Adeniums forum→New to Adeniums, and help would be appreciated.

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sparrowhawk
Jul 31, 2021 7:31 AM CST
Hi, I recently discovered Adeniums.
After a good bit of research on the plant, and where I could get some seeds.
I purchased a bunch of seeds. 7x Adenium Obesum Polaris x Super Noble Concubine
and 20x Adenium Obesum Super Noble Concubine.
At the time of writing this the Polaris x Super Noble are 1 month and 2 weeks old.
And 9 of the Super Noble are 3 weeks and 3 days old, the rest of the Super Noble is 1 month and 1 day old.

They are slow growers for me, but that is alright.
I have had some issues during this time.
Some of them have decided that their pots where to small and started growing roots out of the pots.
I tried to gently lift them up, soil and all. and placed a little bit more soil in the bottom. This seemed to work as they are still here and some of them gained som mass after.
Once again I ran into this issue, with them putting roots out of their containers. So this time I decided that i would try to pot them up into bigger pots, 4" pots. This might not have been a good idea. As the two I repotted now, have gotten darker and drying leaf tips on one leaf each.
Placed them in the shade after the repot for 4 days, after 4 days they went back to the window they were before.
Also one of my thicker Polaris x Super Noble have 4 leaves where the tips are turning yellow.
If someone has some wisdom to share with me would be greatly appreciated!

The setup:
Using sowing soil that is also ment for succulents and cacti mixed with perlite in a 50/50 mix.
Most of my plants are in 2" pots of plastic.
The two I potted up are in 4" terracotta pots and the pots are rather likely to big for the small adeniums.
I use a moisture meter for testing the soil. And I only water them when the moisture meter are on 1. (Or the pots feel light)
Most of the plants are in a south facing window and the Polaris x Super noble also have a 6400k 15W (1500 lumen, PPFD 100mm: 115 ┬Ámol/s/m2 LED grow light).

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first problem child.



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second problem child.


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third problem child.

And in case you want to see the rest I'll put some pictures of them in here aswell.


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Thank you in advance!
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Name: James
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deepsouth
Jul 31, 2021 10:47 AM CST

Welcome! to the Adeniums forum

Where are you located ?

your plants look okay ....they could use more sun ....

the browning at leaf tips is caused by either too much water or not enough .......

it is almost time to transfer all of your plants into slightly larger pots .... with a sandy, more gritty, and chunky mix with less organic material ....that will improve drainage + give roots room to expand .....afterwards your plants will take off

sparrowhawk
Jul 31, 2021 11:15 AM CST
Thank you! Smiling

I live in Norway.
I will set up my other light aswell to help them out. There has been a lot of rain and grey days here lately.

Gotcha, think it might be that the small ones that I repotted got a bit to much water when I moved em.
I will try to get my hands on some items to make a better suited soil for when I repot the lot!

Thank you! @deepsouth
Name: James
North Louisiana (Zone 8b)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Growing under artificial light Ferns Garden Photography
Region: Louisiana Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Critters Allowed Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Container Gardener
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deepsouth
Aug 9, 2021 7:19 AM CST
Thank You! @sparrowhawk for the Acorn s

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