Desert Rose Plants
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Transplant desert rose seedlings

Anonymous added on January 17, 2017 | Answered

I have been growing desert rose from seed for some time with success. I have tried to find info on the procedure of transplanting the seedlings into pots. Do I water after the plant has been transplanted?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on January 18, 2017

Each of the seedlings should have 6 true leaves before transplanting to new pots.
Desert Rose do better when they are more root bound so do not choose to large of a pot. A pot size that is 6 to 8" in diameter.
Choose an unglazed pottery or clay pot as this will help the soil dry out between waterings.
Fill the pot with a good quality potting mix--you can mix a potting soil with equal parts of cactus potting mix.
Gently remove the seedling and place the seedling into the new pot.
Firmly press the seedling into it's new soil mix.
Water lightly but make sure the soil is moist and not soggy. Root rot will take over quickly, so do not over water.
Keep the pots in a warm location- 75 to 80 degrees F, do not allow the plants to be exposed to temps below 40 degrees F.
Full sun location with at least 8 hours of sunlight.
After you began to see new growth you can a balanced fertilizer application ever couple of weeks until it flowers.
Here is a link with care information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/desert-rose/desert-rose-propagation.htm

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