Desert Rose - Help! Can I save this plant?
I have a several year old desert rose. I love this plant. Base is/was about 4 inches in diameter and 2 feet tall/wide. It is kept outside in a clay pot and has survived pretty much on its own with minimal care. After being gone for an extended period, I returned to find about half of the base gone. Probably rotted away from horrendous rainfall from tropical storms we received in our area. (12" in 3 days one week, 4" the next.) The leaves are still green and the plant has many buds that are beginning to open. I pushed soil down into the "cavern" under the plant. Half the base is still solid and there are ancillary roots extending down from the side that has rotted away. Am I doomed to eventually lose this plant? Has anyone had any experience in saving a plant in this condition? I debated on removing the paper thin exterior of the plant but didn't as I didn't know what to do after that. Any suggestions anyone?