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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    September 9, 2013
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    The problem might not be so much the watering, but the soil. If it is in normal potting soil, the soil may be holding onto too much water.

    I would recommend using a cacti & succulent soil mix, or at least mixing in a good amount of sand into the potting soil it has now.

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    quigged on
    October 31, 2013
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    thanks for your help.
    ed

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    AnnsGreeneHaus on
    October 31, 2013
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    Probably lack of water. Don't despair, the plant will leaf out again. Don't over fertilize, these plants are slow growers, and do not appreciate being pushed.

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    Nikki on
    January 26, 2014
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    You can back off watering now. Once they have 2-3 sets of true leaves, they start to function like the adult plant.

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    Nikki on
    April 28, 2014
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    Take a look at this article in this link: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/desert-rose/desert-rose-propagation.htm You can certainly start the plants indoors in seed starting flats with a good seed starting mix as well. It is easier to control the temps and maintain the moisture levels that way. Then move the plants outdoors when the weather is right where you are.

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    theficuswrangler on
    June 11, 2014
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    The best time to prune is early summer, although pruning may be done almost any time. Cut stems that you want to see branch out, at the spot you would like to see the branches. If you want to root the cuttings, they should be 6" or more. Here's more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/desert-rose/desert-rose-propagation.htm

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    MrCeribdis on
    July 6, 2014
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  • Answered by
    theficuswrangler on
    September 14, 2014
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    If the bean-looking things are brownish and hanging from the branches, those would be seed pods. If they're green and growing up from the ground, with little leaves at the end, those would be the germinated seeds. The seeds germinate quite easily, and would make a fun project. This article has some information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/desert-rose/desert-rose-propagation.htm

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