Trimming of Adenium

Trimming of Adenium

I knew that adenium cutting is important for its blooming. But I have never done it before and was afraid to damage my desert rose. That’s why my adenium grew messy, with long stems but without flowers. It was time for trimming my adenium.


The Free 5-Day Adenium Email Course

Trimming should be done when it is still cold. As it was spring, with shaking hands I took pruners and started cutting. For the beginning, I cut all the branches that were growing inward. Then I checked my plant and cut all stems that seemed ill or tangled.

As my adenium overgrew its pot, I had to replant it. So, I decided to trim the roots. I found the place where roots joined the caudex and cut some of them. My adenium had a few rot roots, so I cut them too.
After everything was finished, I had only to arrange the branches of adenium to make it look attractive. That summer my desert rose was blooming. It looked fantastic!