Adenium obesums leaves are turning white

Discussion in 'Caudiciforms and Pachycaul Trees' started by ladyee, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. ladyee

    ladyee Member

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    my Adenium obesums leaves are turning white and falling off i was wondering why and what can i do about it?
     
  2. markinwestmich

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    Sounds like sunburn. That is, if the foliage turns a grey-white and falls off.

    My adeniums are brought outdoors at the end of spring/beginning of summer. Otherwise, they are indoor plants. At any rate, I have to slowly introduced the light over a period of weeks and then after 3-4 weeks, I can move them to a full sun location. I learned this the hard way after loosing all the leaves off of two of my adeniums and then it took another 3-4 weeks for the plant to send out new foliage and fill out again. It delayed the flowering about 2 months.

    Without seeing the plant, it is difficult to say.

    Mark
     
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    Thanks, that makes sense :)
     

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