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new problem with desert rose

Posted by txcactus 7b Dallas/Fort Worth (My Page) on
Mon, May 25, 09 at 15:27

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.
desert rose

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RE: new problem with desert rose

  • Posted by rjj1 Norman OK Zone7 (My Page) on
    Mon, May 25, 09 at 17:12

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. :-)


RE: new problem with desert rose

  • Posted by txcactus 7b Dallas/Fort Worth (My Page) on
    Mon, May 25, 09 at 18:13

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.

desert rose and jade

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!

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