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Q.White Desert Rose Seedling

Zone 34233 | losenkarski added on June 10, 2020 | Answered

I have about 50 desert rose seedlings that I grew from seed from the pond of my desert rose plant. Eleven of the seedlings are white, or pinkish-white. Does that mean they are going to die? They are about 3 weeks old and look just as strong and healthy as the normal seedlings. How old should they be before I try grafting them?

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Answered on June 11, 2020

Those seedlings are likely just not filled in yet. They should gain their color fairly quickly.

Grafting can be done when the seedling is about 1 cm in diameter. It should be noted that seedlings are usually faster than grafting in this specific case. I would only use the strongest of the seedlings for this purpose.

Here is an article for more information on the care of Adenium:


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