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i loved looking at all those photos--thanks for all the time and effort it must have taken to get all those examples for us to see--you must have quite a collection yourself--i found i have one-the ponytail plant--i would love to try one of the bonsai type with the roots twisted above the soil--but then i loved so many --i will be looking for them in nurseries!
Another fascinating photo-essay on a type of plant I knew little about! Thanks, Bob!
I've got some adeniums that I could use a little advice on... I grew them from seed, and they're looking reasonably healthy with fat, firm "trunks" and crowns of 4 to 6 leaves at the tops. But due to some issues over the summer, when they got a little too dry, the foliage is unsightly, with yellow/brown edges. Could I repot them (they're looking pretty cramped in their 2 inch pots) to stimulate new leaf growth and then just strip off the older foliage? If I remove the old leaves now, will they grow new ones as if coming out of dormancy? I sure don't want to kill them, but I'd like them to look a bit better...
You can certainly remove the old leaves without doing damage (be careful if you pull them off not to rip of the branches). These plants LIKE to be crammed into a small pot, but if the pot is starting to split, then it might be a good idea to pot them up