How long do these little albino adeniums normally live until they perish from the inability to photosynthesize? This little one has started its second set of leaves, the ones I have had in the past have never made it that far.
How much longer?
Graft it into a stronger seedling or established plant, she may live.
Ive had good results grafting seedings to larger plants.
Hmm... I have ZERO experience with grafting, although I have read a lot about it... I guess it couldn't hurt to try....
How will grafting help? If you use the albino stem and graft onto a reg. rootstock the plant still won't make chlorophyll?
Side by side. I have one that's not doing much, but not dying, either. Plant the albino right up against a green seedling. Shave a bit off each stem so that they'll touch, and tie them together with thread, chopped parts touching. For thread, I used threads from an old piece of cotton cloth that was ravelling. Softer than new sewing thread. Use an exacto knive, or, well, what I did was whack a throw-away razor with a hammer to free up part of the SHARP blade, ouch, my thumb. I know better than to play with razor blades.
This little experiment will show you how shaky your hands are!!!! And I used the strongest magnifying glasses from the grocery store rack, and wanted more magnification.
OR find a drill bit that's the exact size of the seedling, drill a hole in a big DR and insert the chopped off seedling. I haven't seen this or tried it. Yet.
The 'parent' plant has to be a regular plant with leaves and all, to support the albino.
Have fun, hahaha! Oh, this photo was taken right after I did the dirty deed. Since then the green one has turned its' leaves up.