My Latest DR

New Orleans, LA(Zone 9a)

I couldn't help myself. I was in Lowes getting some paint & just had to wander through the garden department, knowing they wouldn't have much during these hot days of summer. There, I spied about 3 desert roses. Not even getting excited, I started to browse & was taken in by a cute little DR with a nice base & roots that you could actually see through like a tunnel. Since I don't have one like that in my collection, I thought - why not. So $13 later, here's my new DR.

Jo-Ann

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Arlington, TX

That is a nice plant for that price and has a good sized caudex. Wish my Lowes carried them.
C

New Orleans, LA(Zone 9a)

The Lowes carries them off & on, just a few times a year. Sometimes I see them. Last year, they had a lot of them with the indoor plants. They sell out pretty fast.

Arlington, TX

I got my first from home depot so I check out the box stores many times over the season for more. Haven't seen any for sale here in 4 years. I read on a post that Walmart had them this year so I called the ones in my area and none got them in here.
C

Decatur, GA

Nice caudex JoAnn. I like the lumpy arms too.
Helen

Plumiedelphia, PA(Zone 7a)

Its definitely a male :P

Decatur, GA

Oh gosh you are right Malestrom! It seems so obvious but I wasn't thinking in those terms - gender ID. LOL
Helen

New Orleans, LA(Zone 9a)

You all are too funny!! Imagine, making my sweet little innocent plant into a porno image!

Mountlake Terrace, WA(Zone 8a)

I had 3 smaller HD plants that I finally tossed due to all the problems I had with them. I would advise repotting on new soil and spraying for mealies because the big box does not know what it is dealing with.

New Orleans, LA(Zone 9a)

I sprayed for mealies as soon as I got it home since I've been having the same problem with my other DRs. The soil looked OK, but I may take another look & repot if at all unsure. This is the 2nd DR I've gotten from Lowes. The other I've had for over 2 years & it's doing great.

Mountlake Terrace, WA(Zone 8a)

I composted mine this year after two years of weird leaves, mealies and the whole thing. Next Adenium will be from a grower.

Arlington, TX

I got my first from Home Depot but I did repot it right away as the dirt seemed to hold a lot of water. I haven't had trouble with any insects but this summer I am seeing something happening to leaves. What do you spray with?
C

New Orleans, LA(Zone 9a)

I use Safer insecticidal soap spray on mine for mealybugs. But I'm thinking of switching to Bayer system tree & shrub feed. I currently use that on my hibiscus, cannas & ensetes for both aphids, thrips & leafrollers. So far, it's worked great for me especially on the canna's leafrollers.

Houma, LA

I got one from Walmart last year that they had overwatered and marked shade plants. Had a hard time with it but cut off the root rot and repotted and it is doing well now. Other than that one all the others are my seedlings.

Dorothy

Pittsford, NY(Zone 5b)

My Desert Rose bloomed for the first time this summer but now all the leaves are falling off, even though I have been spraying with Neem Please help.

Does Neem work as well as Bayer system tree & shrub feed to kill mealies? Are mealies the same thing as spider mites?

Arlington, TX

Spider mites and mealy bugs are not the same thing. I honestly have never had any pests on my DR so I don't know what people use. I would identify the pest for certain then find out what is the best treatment. Some plants are very sensitive to certain chemicals.
C

Providence, RI

I have found that skipping out and going to random Home Depot's and Lowe's (ones that you don't normally frequent) is a good idea. I recently was in Warwick, RI and visited the Home Depot there. They had two Adeniums which were pretty good sized, and in decent shape. I was beside myself and bought both. If I hadn't I would have lost sleep thinking of the the one I left behind in the store...

The two I recently acquired are in the foreground of the pic. The one in the background on the left is one friends gave me when they moved cross-country. The other two smaller plants I purchased recently online (keeping my fingers crossed to see if they shape up :-/

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Yardley, PA

You definitely have the bug. Now with all the hybridizing, it is even worse. They are coming out with the most beautiful variety of flowers and varigated leaves.

Providence, RI

Has anyone seen a variegated DR? Just curious since everything comes variegated these days (except people of course!)...

It freaks me out that at Home Depot and other places, DRs are watered until they are soaking... I repot them like its an emergency!!

Deltona, FL(Zone 9b)

I have seen many varigated offered on and off by different on-line outfits, I have started many many seeds and out of the hundreds I have started, I have two that sprouted varigated but I couldn't not get the first one to survive last fall and I have one now but I don't think it is going to make it. The ones I have seen on e-bay seem to be grafted and I am not a huge fan of the grafted DR, personally.

Yardley, PA

I really like the variegated DR. They do sell them on ebay for any there are a number of good dealers that have them.

Providence, RI

Has anyone purchased DRs on eBay from vendors in Thailand? I see many of these for sale but not brave enough to make a purchase. Does US customs allow these into the country? If anyone has experience with such purchases, or good experiences with any DR vendors in Thailand, please do share!!

Yardley, PA

I have actually bought a number of things from Thailand and have had no problem.

Deltona, FL(Zone 9b)

I have not had a problem either as far as receiving the shippment or quality of plant, but what I am finding is that the DR's that I received do not have the color flowers advertised. Unfortunately depending on what you buy, it can be some time before you figure out that you don't have what you thought you were getting.

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