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Apr 8, 2014 6:33 PM CST
|I got this little one last year, and have overwintered it indoors.
Now that temps are good and ready to bring it out, I noticed the base is a bit soft, so I removed it from the container..it seems there is some white powdery stuff down there..I sprayed neem oil and lettting it dry for now.
Hoping this one will survive, I like that it has managed to do a tiny caudex formation. So far two days drying up..waiting..
This is how small it was when I got it last July 2013
How it looks like right now, unpotted, waiting for it to dry off..hoping it survives
Anything else I should do?
Apr 9, 2014 1:24 PM CST
|Wash off the Neem, Adeniums generally dislike any type of oil. Keep the plant dry for the next two weeks, and then plant in very fluffy potting mix, and keep on the dry side. Should live OK.
In the potted photo, are the stones only on the top of the potting mix? Not good, they trap moisture and gasses such as carbon dioxide. Adeniums are very sensitive to "gas exchange" and must have loose soil so the roots can breathe. What a concept!
Usually glazed ceramic pots should not be used. Put it in a plain clay pot, and put that in the ceramic pot.
Don't overwater don't overwater don't overwater.........
Apr 9, 2014 1:35 PM CST
|Thanks Melissa Unfortunately in my very very dry area with very poor humidity they need the moisture in the root zone, so the stones help them.
Oh I do understand about the fluffy loose soil..same condition my other succulents enjoy. Though my adenium enjoys more water of course in summer.
Will wash off the neem..and see how it goes..thanks again!
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