new problem with desert rose

txcactus(7b Dallas/Fort Worth)May 25, 2009

Hi All,

I've been fighting a nasty case of scale on my desert rose and now have a new problem of brown tips on the leaves. I think I've read that this may be caused by fertilizer burn but I don't 'think' I've fertilized it that much. The plant is in a very good fast draining soil mixture and on the southwest side of the house for adequate sunlight. How do I treat this? Thanks.

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rjj1(Norman OK Zone7)

What did you use to treat the scale? Is it possible that caused a small leaf burn thing if the plant was not shaded while the leaves were wet? I always do that sort of thing a few hours before daylight and move the plant to a shaded area.

You could cut off the offending leaves. Or you could cut all the leaves off, tip prune, and start over. :-)


    Bookmark   May 25, 2009 at 5:12PM
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txcactus(7b Dallas/Fort Worth)

I've treated it with alcohol on q-tips, systemic, insecticidal soap, Neem oil (but not in a long time), and the list goes on and on. I may pull the damaged leaves off and spray with Neem oil again after dark tonight. Thanks for your response. I'm glad to see you posting again.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2009 at 6:13PM
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i have a question about my desert rose-- i live in charlotte, nc, and i usually bring it in, along with my jade tree, during the winter. i would like to know if anyone in my area has left their adenium or jade out for an entire winter. i am worried that they will die or get damaged, but they are getting much to large for the indoors now!!

thanks for any help you can give me!

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 6:52PM
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