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Old 03-20-2009, 09:46 AM
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saba - I am glad that this helped you.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:55 AM
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thanks so much MR.. this sure does take the fear out of doing it. Mine are just starting to get leaves from the ones you sent last year.. should i prune it now?
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gone_tropical - well I would think that 6 inches is a good length. You really wouldn't want somethng longer than that as it would make it difficult to put it in a pot that wouldn't fall over. Adeniums don't really like to be moved from pot to pot when they are putting out new roots and you know as a gardener that a pot that is to big can lead to over watering problems.
I have saved 8 cuttings from my prunings and I will be potting up in a few days.
I am doing the following colors and or names:

3 - Dark red
2- Harry Potter
2 - Noble Concubine ( Picotee- white with vibrant red edging)
1 - Variegated
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faeriebritches - you could trim yours back by half as these are young plants and it will promote branching. I am going to be doing the seedlings that yours came from that I have left in my greenhouse. Just be sure that your pruners are sanitized so that you don't pass any viruses or parisites along to the plant. The wound will be healed over by the next day. You should see new growth with 2- 4 weeks. It will look lik a little bud that begins either just below the cut or farther down the branch or even on the caudex itself.

A word to those that have grafted plants. If you see anything growing below the graft you need to pinch it off. It is just like a Rose anything below the union bud is from the root stock and will just suck nutrients from the grafted stock.
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I have seen the harry potters.. they are gorgeous. I would be interested in one if you ever have an extra. :P
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faeriebritches - ok I will keep you in mind if the cuttings take. I also have seedlings of the Harry Potter but the seedlings are not a sure thing as Adeniums do not bloom true from seed. So that would be a gamble as to what you will get with the seedling.
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okies.. it's totally up to you.. I'm not too picky.. but we can certainly wait.
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Very nice demonstration and informative instructions MR!

I will definitely use your valued info of transplant/pruning on my desert roses!
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Is a desert Rose like a plumeria? I have a plumeria and they look kind of similar.
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Thank you flowerdazed. I hope it helps you with your DR's.
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Originally Posted by Kellyntx1 View Post:
Is a desert Rose like a plumeria? I have a plumeria and they look kind of similar.
Hi Kelly,
Both are members of a large family of flowering plants and trees (Apocynaceae).
There are some similarities, but some very distinct differences as well.
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:42 PM
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Kellyntx1 - As a matter of fact they are related. All though their needs are very different.
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G'day Mickey, I had the confidence to cut back my desert rose yesterday thanks to your info (I'd been putting it off 4 ages). I can't wait to plant my cuttings. Thanks again Mickey your a legend!!!!
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G'day to you there mate! I am glad that it helped you and you were able to cut it back. You are welcome.
Welcome to Plant Swap it is great to have someone from Down Under here!
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YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER!!
I STUMBLED UPON THIS - AND HOPEFULLY IN THE NICK OF TIME. MY ROSES LOOK TERRIBLE. I WILL FOLLOW YOUR GREAT STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS AND MAYBE REVIVE MY POOR BABIES.
GOD - BLESS
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