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PurePlants
Deltona, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 8, 2010
11:37 AM

Post #7775446

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.

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Malestrom
Plumiedelphia, PA
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2010
4:40 PM

Post #7775998

Graft it into a stronger seedling or established plant, she may live.
Ive had good results grafting seedings to larger plants.
PurePlants
Deltona, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 8, 2010
5:33 PM

Post #7776142

Hmm... I have ZERO experience with grafting, although I have read a lot about it... I guess it couldn't hurt to try...
Malestrom
Plumiedelphia, PA
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2010
8:19 PM

Post #7776571

Its going to die anyway so get busy ;)
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

May 8, 2010
8:26 PM

Post #7776588

How will grafting help? If you use the albino stem and graft onto a reg. rootstock the plant still won't make chlorophyll?
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Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

May 9, 2010
1:08 PM

Post #7777974

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.

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PurePlants
Deltona, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 9, 2010
7:06 PM

Post #7778838

Well, I think that is interesting. I am going to give it a try...

Bloom of the day...

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