Adeniums forum: root training

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jericson22
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 17, 2015 3:46 AM CST
I think we may need more info....
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jericson22
May 17, 2015 10:55 PM CST
Making An Adenium Seedling into a trained plant

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tarev
May 18, 2015 12:53 AM CST
That is nice! So what temperature is prevailing when you started stage 1?

Twinks
May 18, 2015 1:48 AM CST
I'm very new to growing Adeniums but would like to learn this method. Sorry if I ask a lot of questions. Can this be done to a seedling as well as a more mature plant? After cutting the initial plant at stage 1 do you have to dry off then put in neem oil and how soon do you plant thereafter? Also do you place the plant directly on the soil or do you put on a plastic disc to spread the roots out? Thanks
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Dutchlady1
May 18, 2015 3:36 AM CST
Very interesting. I too, like Twinks ( Welcome! Twinks!) would like to try this.
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RCanada
May 18, 2015 7:15 AM CST
Could you give us some more information Jericson22 ?
I was curious if you use the Neem Oil as a fungal or rooting application?
What soil mix, watering in, light, rooting hormone and/or any special requirements you use.

Would really like to try this.
Thanks so much for showing us.
Rick
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coconut
May 18, 2015 7:49 AM CST
Jericson22, you are a breath of fresh air here! We mostly have focused on obesums, and the varied flowers. I have just decided to get started on th arabicum/Thai Soco types of Adeniums, which have pink, pink and pink flowers.

Welcome to the pond! Welcome!
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Rainbow
May 18, 2015 11:38 AM CST
Twinks, Welcome! Welcome!
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jericson22
May 18, 2015 9:32 PM CST
tarev said:That is nice! So what temperature is prevailing when you started stage 1?


most experts says do the cuttings when summer time, or before going dormant stage...for me i can do mine all year round since i live in hawaii
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jericson22
May 18, 2015 9:36 PM CST
Twinks said:I'm very new to growing Adeniums but would like to learn this method. Sorry if I ask a lot of questions. Can this be done to a seedling as well as a more mature plant? After cutting the initial plant at stage 1 do you have to dry off then put in neem oil and how soon do you plant thereafter? Also do you place the plant directly on the soil or do you put on a plastic disc to spread the roots out? Thanks


the youngest seedling i seen that have been trained is a 1month old seedling, but thats like a gamble, experts says between 6months to 1yr old, older plants you can do this easily,after i cut the plant i dip them to neem oil, i use neem oil as a fungicide, then dry them for 10days
and yes you can put a disc on the bottom of the cutting if you want your roots to spread out in a symmetrical way
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jericson22
May 18, 2015 9:41 PM CST
RCanada said:Could you give us some more information Jericson22 ?
I was curious if you use the Neem Oil as a fungal or rooting application?
What soil mix, watering in, light, rooting hormone and/or any special requirements you use.

Would really like to try this.
Thanks so much for showing us.
Rick


i use neem oil as a fungicide, i cut the plant, then dip the cut side on it, then dry the plant for 10days just so the cut will heal,

soil mix i use is my own blend, my blend is very very very very fluffy, so i use it on every plant i have
rooting hormone you can use dyna grow, soak them for 2hrs then plant them directly to your media,
i bottom feed my plants, meaning to say i put them on a pool of nutrients and let them soak in,

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ShadyGreenThumb
May 18, 2015 9:54 PM CST
Very niiiice!! Great technique. I might get brave and try it one day. I tip my hat to you.
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Twinks
May 19, 2015 12:44 AM CST
It's so fascinating to learn new things. I got so excited I grabbed one of my plants to try it out. It's hanging out right now. It was a nice plant but I'm hoping it turns out even more beautiful. I could only find Bayer Neem Oil hope that was okay and I need to find root hormone. Do I get the powder type or gel type? I appreciate your help.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 19, 2015 9:53 AM CST
Keep us posted, @Twinks. You are braver than I am. I only have 5 adenium, all different and given to me by a garden friend on here, @Rucky before he moved away. I lost one this winter and it hurt my heart. I wish I were more brave to try it.
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tarev
May 19, 2015 11:18 AM CST
jericson22 said:

most experts says do the cuttings when summer time, or before going dormant stage...for me i can do mine all year round since i live in hawaii


Thanks jericsson22..one of these days I will try this too! Big Grin
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klc
May 19, 2015 11:51 AM CST
Hi jericsson22... welcome!!

LOVE your plant!! Did you raise it up a bit or did the roots naturally come to the surface??

Please keep posting updates... can't wait to see it larger and in full bloom! Bet it will be awesome!! Thumbs up
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Twinks
May 19, 2015 2:07 PM CST
Hi jericsson22

I really love this plant but when I repotted it it's doing this swirly thing and I can't get it to sit upright. Do you think I should try this method on this plant? But where would I cut it? I would appreciate your advice. Thanks.




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jericson22
May 19, 2015 7:09 PM CST
Twinks said:Hi jericsson22

I really love this plant but when I repotted it it's doing this swirly thing and I can't get it to sit upright. Do you think I should try this method on this plant? But where would I cut it? I would appreciate your advice. Thanks.




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you could try using a bonsai wires to straighten it, but you can slice it up all the way were the white stems are after you raised them,
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jericson22
May 19, 2015 7:11 PM CST
Twinks said:It's so fascinating to learn new things. I got so excited I grabbed one of my plants to try it out. It's hanging out right now. It was a nice plant but I'm hoping it turns out even more beautiful. I could only find Bayer Neem Oil hope that was okay and I need to find root hormone. Do I get the powder type or gel type? I appreciate your help.


neem is neem so it should work, powder or gel it doesnt matter, for powder you can mix it in the water it will dissolve eventually

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