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nelson2016
Dec 14, 2016 4:11 AM CST
Hi all,
I grow my Adenia Fruticosa in a pot. However, I found that there are some yellow and white spots being developed on the leaves without any idea what is going on for my plant. I provide it with sufficicent sunlight, water and ventilation. Could you mind help me to diagnose what is happening for my plant please? I attach a picture of my plant here for your review.

Many thanks,
Nelson
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tarev
Dec 15, 2016 1:47 PM CST
I read this plant undergoes cold season dormancy, so it slows down in growth. So it is either starting to undergo dormancy, or you maybe overwatering at this point, so scale back your watering.
Hong Kong
nelson2016
Dec 16, 2016 9:00 AM CST
Thanks tarev,
So, could you mind let me know the proper frequency of watering please?
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tarev
Dec 16, 2016 10:35 AM CST
Frequency of watering depends on your soil's moisture condition, so you will have to do your own way to determine that. So to do that, either I put a big rock on the container, lift that and if it shows soil under the rock is still moist, then I delay watering. Or use a bamboo skewer, dip into the soil, if it comes out wet, delay watering. Or compare weight of your container newly watered, it usually is heavier. As it dries out, container weight becomes much lighter.

If your plant really goes leafless, it has gone dormant, no watering to be done. Just let it rest to avoid root rot.

We have varying indoor temps and humidity levels which delays dry out time. With lesser light levels, the plants are not too actively growing too compared to the warm, summer conditions. So consumption of water is not much for them.

Here is a link about various types of Adenia, and as you will read when heading to dormancy keep on the dry side. http://www.fat-plants.com/cate...

Btw, where are you located Nelson?
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nelson2016
Dec 16, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Thanks Tarev,
My location is in Hong Kong
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tarev
Dec 17, 2016 11:38 AM CST
Thanks for the location input Nelson. I checked temps online on your side, it is good. I know it gets cooler air there too now. So do be careful with watering, you have to adjust and scale down just a bit. Like if you were doing daily watering, do only once a week thorough watering. I do see you have it planted with other types of succulents that really prefer much drier media, so consider those ones too, less watering as temps go cooler.

Good luck, hope your plant adjusts well.
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nelson2016
Dec 18, 2016 9:27 AM CST
Thanks Tarev again for you valuable advice.

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