Adeniums forum: Branch Damage

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Jul 10, 2013 7:14 PM CST
My stinking cows Grumbling (forcing myself to use nice language) knocked over my desert rose and did some significant damage to two branches. To add insult to injury, they crapped all over the pot, too. AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!'

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What do I do? Please help me before I get so mad that I take all the little hussies to the sale!!
Name: Cheryl
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Jul 10, 2013 7:21 PM CST
EEk! Cows? And I thought when my squirrels do damage it's bad. I hope someone can help. I think branches can be rooted but their caudex is not as pretty.
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Name: Jonna
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Jul 10, 2013 8:06 PM CST
I'm so sorry this happened but I admit I am chuckling here, I will never complain about my cats knocking something over again. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Hetty
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Jul 11, 2013 3:41 AM CST
Welcome! to ATP Clairannette.

If that is a pretty fresh cut you could tape it back; it might 'graft' itself back onto itself. Just use some electrical tape or something similar.
Name: JT Sessions
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Jul 11, 2013 9:07 AM CST
I agree with dutchlady and if it's not fresh then you can root the broken branch in sand(most of the time).
Put the cows in the freezer after thanking them for fertilizing your plant..
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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Jul 15, 2013 8:59 AM CST
I agree with JT!!!...... Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: tarev
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Jul 15, 2013 12:01 PM CST
fresh delivered cow manure eh..? hope your plant recovers Smiling

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