Desert Rose caudex peeling and turnig white.

Discussion in 'Caudiciforms and Pachycaul Trees' started by auctionfvr, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. auctionfvr

    auctionfvr Member

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    My beautiful large Dersert Rose plants caudex is losing it's outer layer. What is happening and how can I correct this problem. Thanks for any advise.
     
  2. constantgardener

    constantgardener Active Member 10 Years

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    can you post a pic? That would be very helpful in trying to ID the problem.
     
  3. markinwestmich

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    I too, would like to see a photo. The peeling off of dead tissue on the caudex is something I have only heard of, but never seen. I have several species of Adenium, so I am interested in seeing this.

    All that said, most problems with Adenium this time of year would be from too much water and/or poor soil drainage, that, in turn, may be causing rot. My Adeniums are now slowing down, have had their organic-rich soil exchanged for a low-nutrient bonsai soil, and have been moved indoors. From now until March, it will be a water-when-dry regimen.

    Mark
     

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