Repotted my Lowe's DR. (big pics)

dragonstoneApril 4, 2013

I hope I did it right... After doing a lot of research on the gritty mix and picking up the substituted parts, I repotted it!

This is what it looked like before:

And then when I removed the soil:
(One side)

(Other side)

And then after I potted it:
(One side)

(Other side)

It was suggested to me to remove that knot of root that stuck out on one side but I decided not to, mostly because it was way too big and I have no idea what it'll do to the plant? And it might add character to the plant down the road.

Also, while I was removing the dirt, I noticed the little leaf at the top had turned yellow while some of the other leaves had black edges? Which I didn't see in the first photo I took of it. Should I be concerned or is this the plant trying to adjust to its new surroundings?

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longaeva54

Well done, do not worry about leaves, you can trim the leaves with black edges .

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 2:04PM
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MRI_Guy(5a)

Wow - you did a great job! It is my humble opinion that the best part of a store-bought Adenium always lies under the soil. That's a beautiful caudex - and a happy plant!

Scott

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 5:32PM
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ltran54(9)

Well done and great pot.....beautiful.
Marie

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 8:54PM
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kodom087 z9a

That's a nice adenium. Great job!

Kirk

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 10:01PM
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dragonstone

Woohoo! Thank you all :) I was really nervous about removing all the dirt. Never done that before. hehe.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 7:26AM
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nearpass

Wasn't that coconut coir a chore to wash off? It took me about 7 pans full of water to get most of it off! Nice job!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 1:44PM
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dragonstone

Oh, man, yes! I had to keep emptying the pail and refilling it. That stuff loved to stick right back onto the plant every time I tried to swish 'em off in the water. :O

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 6:05PM
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CoyoteMoss

Really nice job. I think it looks much better after you raised it up. Some of it's beauty was hidden, The pot is really nice. That is something I need to invest in soon. Thanks for posting - beautiful plant.
Coite

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 8:48AM
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Dorydl(5/6)

Well done! Beautiful pot and very nice looking plant!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 9:18PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Beautiful!!!!!

Don't worry about the yellowing leaves.. It is just adjusting to the repotting.

I loved how you showed the different sides of this great DR.

Your container is quite lovely as well ,

Pretty work!

Laura

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 1:20AM
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dragonstone

Many thanks. :) It still seems to be doing fine today even though there's no new growth yet, but I know that takes plenty of time after being repotted.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 3:27PM
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