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atownOctober 8, 2011

This plant was given by a friend who moved. She said it's been in this condition for YEARS and she has no idea what kind it is.

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atown

    Bookmark   October 8, 2011 at 10:12PM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Looks like a sickly Adenium obesum.

If so, come warm temps in the spring, cut it back to within about an inch from the trunk, and harden it off/acclimate it to at least part sun outside. In the meantime, don't water it unless the trunk starts to shrivel.

Seem about right folks?

    Bookmark   October 8, 2011 at 11:17PM
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odyssey3(7 noVA)

Yes, looks like a Desert Rose to me too. Though I would cut back the branches now instead of waiting for Spring. I pruned mine just a week ago. It also looks light starved and perhaps potted a little too low in the pot.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 10:02PM
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atown

Odyssey3- When you say "potted too low", does that mean I should take dirt out or put dirt in? Should I repot in a desert mix? I am in MI, so it is cold and dark here already. Do you think it will do okay if I cut it back now in this zone?

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 8:52PM
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birdsnblooms

Atown. I'd wait until spring to cut..besides, leaves might grow in the bare spots if your Desert Rose/Adenium is given more sunlight.

If/when you do cut, don't cut below or in the graft...the bump nearest the bottom of each trunk. See the line/bump I mean? Toni

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 1:49AM
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