Totally neglected this plant while overwintering this year. It has normally been a real attention getter. Still is, but in a whole new way. I've cut away the rotted parts (there was a lot of it) repotted and letting the wounds heal in the morning sun. It's looking pretty good to me... a strict amateur on these, so it may not make it. If it does recover, it will certainly be different. Any suggestions on caring for it would be welcomed. This is my wife's plant. I just bought her a new one at our local Cacti and Succulent Society sale, which is small, but very nice and blooming.
Thanks for the nice comment. The "surgery" was performed about 10 days ago. I left it to dry for a couple of days, then potted it, being sure there were no cut, or damaged portions under the soil. It seems to be healing very nicely, with light green tissue forming on most of the scraped surfaces.
It has not put out any new leaves. Those showing were all the life left in the poor thing when I decided to operate.
I'll post a new photo when some noticeable changes have occured.
Thanks for you interest... hope you have a good day.
Martin... Thanks for the advice. I've been trying to give it a few hours of morning sun, but the sun doesn't rise above the trees in back until mid morning. By that time it's already in the upper 70's or higher. We're in the 90's here by afternoon. I'll take extra precautions on the sunlight and watering.
Here's a photo I took a few minutes ago to show how it appears to be healing. All of the green tissue has formed within the last week or so. Looking better everyday.
Good Luck on rooting your Adenium Arabicum. Do you have any photos of it?
Here's the replacement I bought for my wife. It's pretty tall and probably should be cut back, but she likes the taller look on this one, and so do I. We're going to leave it as is for a while before trying to get it to branch out.
It's looks sort of like someone sitting with their hands in their lap.
It seems your Adenium has "callused up" nicely. I think, you won't have to worry anymore - just don't overdo the watering.:-) IMHO, Adeniums are quite tough plants which can survive even drastic "surgeries" (if all rotting parts are removed).
Three weeks ago, I did such a drastic surgery on one of my A. arabicums. To this date, the plant is still firm to the touch and the rot (fingers crossed) haven't spread. I'll take a photo and post it tomorrow.
Hi Martin... Thanks for posting the photos. Good to see that your plant has made a full recovery. It's a great looking plant. Congratulations.
Add that last photo... what a beautiful specimen!
Thanks for the tips, especially about overwatering. My plant has not shown signs of new growth, but is continuing to heal, and the rot appears to be completely gone. I'll post another photo when some changes are apparent.
Not my plants Imadigger, (obviously, LOL) but I am going to stick my neck out and say Cyphostemma juttae. This is a close relative of my plant (Cissus glabra) and one I have always wanted to have. To Martin all I can say is stunning!
It get's really fat with age - and has a nice peeling bark. The flowers are inconspicuous (appear in Spring) but it develops some showy red grape-like fruits.:-) It's pretty fast-growing in a hot climate (or in a green house), and the culture is easy.