Sign of life in one of my 'ailing' DR's!!!!!
Hi everyone, well I'm very pleased to report that there are definitely signs of life in one of my older Adeniums! I've been keeping a close eye on them having lost several due to 'the unmentionable incident', and I can see new leaf buds emerging from the tips. I can't tell you how pleased I am. It would be too much to assume they are flower buds, so leaves will do just fine. I had to cut some tips off as they were very shrivelled and I was glad I did as there was a small amount of brown right in the centre. A few other tips I just snapped cleanly off. Fingers are still crossed though for the suvivors.
I'm down to 3 of my so called obesum 'big guys' having lost one, 3 very small obesums, having lost 4 of those and I have one small Arabicum that is still dodgy, think 3 of those died, plus I lost all 3 small somalense.
Should I mist the branches when these new tips are emerging please? They are obviously still in the main room where the temps are warm for a good 16hrs each day and I've given this one a small drink also.
One valuable lesson I have learnt when leaving such vulnerable plants in the hands of our 'botanically challenged house minders' is not just to rely on a note saying only water once, but also to sit them on a deep layer of pebbles....then if they are overwatered, at least they will not sit in it :D
Gill from the UK.