adenium non-obesum

Naples, FL(Zone 10a)

I have a good sized adenium that I trimmed back a few months ago because it was getting leggy. Even though people told me don't bother with rooting the offcuts since it will never develop the fat bottom, I rooted them anyway (I am simply incapable of throwing away anything resembling a plant). One of them has roots and is about to bloom. You can't beat that!
My question - do I simply enjoy it as it is or is there any hope at all for getting it to develop a fat caudex? And how do I treat it?

Tulsa, OK(Zone 7a)

i would enjoy it a bloom wow.. love them.. they can grow so tall to..

Ventura, United States(Zone 10b)

Hi Hetty, I don't know who told you that cuttings won't develop a fat bottom, but it simply isn't true. Congrats on rooting your cuttings. They root easily for me too. Just treat them as you would other adeniums. Here's a good link about Adenium propagation: http://www.tropicanursery.com/adenium/propagation.htm Check out Figure 2 of this link: http://www.cactus-mall.com/andre/large.html It is a four-year-old cutting with a swollen base. The base of a Adenium cutting will become large in time. There is also good care information here: http://www.tropicanursery.com/adenium/cultivation.htm

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