Adeniums forum: Help - What happened to my Ademium!

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ayuyo
Nov 22, 2016 6:44 AM CST
I am bit frustrated.
I cut my adenium to get more branches. See Photo one before cutting.
After cutting, 3 branches came out, and the root kept growing nicely.
But after some time, the branches started to loose leaves, now only the last branch has two tiny leaves left.
What did I do wrong?
Shall I water more? I usually wait until soil is nearly completly dry, and then I water.
It grew very nicely before the cutting...I did not change the way I treated the plant.

Thanks in advance for some advice.
is the plant lost or can I still save it?

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Name: Rick
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RCanada
Nov 22, 2016 9:08 AM CST
ayuyo,
If you could let us know where you reside (Country, climate) it will assist others in giving informative answers.
Depending on where you reside. If it has gone or going dormant, then losing leaves is normal. You will not see growth coming back if it is dormant. When it breaks dormancy it will start again.

I am reluctant to give to much more with not having an idea of conditions given (climate, heat, sunlight) without it becoming a long read.
More than willing to help where I can and others will also.

Rick
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 22, 2016 10:35 AM CST
I agree with Rick...more growing conditions info, is it grown indoors or outdoors, duration and orientation of light it receives, is it natural light or artificial light etc, your prevailing weather/season etc..etc..
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ayuyo
Nov 23, 2016 8:42 AM CST
Dear Rick and Tarev.

I live in Bangkok, I always kept the plant outside on the balcony. and it gets around 2-3 hours of sun in the morning (on a sunny day). Its always around 32 degrees during the day and minimum 25 degrees at night.
The weird thing that is that it grew really nicely before the cutting in July. And nothing really changed since then regarding the position.
Oh, yes, I have changed the pot around one month. I changed to a bigger pot. And used new regular soil from the shop. Maybe this has something to do with the repotting? I might have put it in different direction after repotting (in terms of the sunlight)..

Thanks in advance!
Clemens
Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 23, 2016 9:53 AM CST
Hello Clemens,

Thanks for the added info. It may be acclimating to the new set-up, though I notice your soil may need to be a bit more grittier, try to add more pumice or perlite to allow more air in the root zone. It can certainly take much more sun in your area and your temps are so good, since you will have better humidity conditions too than what we have here. Try to check the condition of the roots too, for some reason it is unable to drink, so it manifests it by dropping leaves.

There is hope for the plant, seems the trunk and remaining branch looks firm, so if above part is okay, then check below soil level.
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ayuyo
Nov 25, 2016 5:40 AM CST
Dear Tarev,

I followed you advice.
I have taken out the trunk. See photo below. It looks quite healthy no?
I added some pumice to the soil, as well as sand.
Also, I added a bit fertilizer for leaves...the lady at the gardening shop recommended this to me.

Lets see how it is going
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Dec 28, 2016 4:29 PM CST
Hello ayuyo...sorry I was not able to get back to this thread sooner.

Glad you have added pumice. Personally I don't add extra sand on my Adeniums. The base and roots of your plant does not look bad either.

I would have delayed fertilizer at this time, and wait for it to sprout new leaves at least so that way you know the plant is adapting and getting enough moisture it needs at root level again.

Anyways, do keep us posted how it goes. Good luck!
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ayuyo
Jan 12, 2017 7:29 AM CST
all good now :-)
I think reason was just the repotting.


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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 12, 2017 10:13 AM CST
Looks good ayuyo! Are you far from the flash floods being reported recently? Take care.
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ayuyo
Jan 12, 2017 10:21 AM CST
Yeah, I am, thanks Tarev! I live in Bangkok, only the south was severely hit by the heavy rain and floods.
But also here in Bangok, it has been overcast and rainy the past couple of days, which my Adenium did not like. But now the sun is back, and I hope to see some flowers soon. Lets see what color it brings ;-)
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 12, 2017 10:36 AM CST
Good to know you are okay there. Just protect the plant from too much rain for now, being recently repotted. When it shows growing new leaves, then it is really doing good.

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