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5 Adenium Tips and Hacks to apply during rainy season in order to protect it from rot and
fungus. Also a simple quiz question at the end of the video. Stay tuned..
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Generally, for most plants, rain water has lot of benefits that ordinary bore or tap
water. And growth of plants is accelerated in rains and they appear lusher, greener and
cleaner in rainy season. Please do not skip these few important scientific
reasons, am gonna discuss before listing out the top 5 hacks and tips. It will hardly take
a minute. Well, There are many reasons why rainwater
is more suitable for plants than tap water or bore water, but the most important is simple
chemistry � The rain water is free of chlorine and fluoride which is a cause for leaf burning
specially at edges. And more over it has extra oxygen in form of h2o2 � that is hydrogen
peroxide in small amounts, which is so beneficial for plants. I have separate videos on H2O2
in gardening and also leaf browning and leaf yellowing topics � you can check that later
from my channel. Another important concept to remember is:
Since air is 78 percent nitrogen and nitrogen during rain, is available for immediate uptake
for leaves and roots, and this makes the plant more green and lushy.
THE BAD NEWS IS ADENIUMS AND SUCCULENT PLANTS MUST BE PROTECTED IN RAINY SEASON TO PREVENT
THEM FROM ROTTING. The problem of death in adenium during the rainy season is NOT from
rain. Just like how other plants benefit from rain, Adenium too can derive these benefits
of rain, but we need to protect it from rot in rainy season by following some simple practical
tips to help Adenium. Now we will look into top 5 important tips
and hacks to protect adenium in rainy season. 1. SHIFTING Adeniums to Shelter from Rains:
This is the First thing you think about to protect adeniums from rotting in rains, specially
if its raining heavily and almost daily. But this is not always practical for many of us.
One reason because it also requires sunlight for proper growth and flowering and also for
practical reasons like lack of space and stuff like that. You can also consider building
a temporary shelter by tying a waterproof plastic sheet or any other similar solution
specially if the rain drops are too big and can hit the soft flowers and buds and damage
them. But if you have strong winds blowing, this might fail.
2. SOIL check: Recheck the soil drainage system. Firstly check the drainage holes and secondly,
the soil quality for draining out water immediately. You can consider changing the potting mix
and choose a much more well draining type of soil. You can mix something like orchid
mix or cactus mix into the soil or lots of perlite, piece of pine bark, more sand and
pebbles and things like that. Also do not add any fertilizer into this mix – Because
as I already said, during the rainy season Nitrogen in the air is already high.
3. USE OF A FUNGICIDE: You have to use fungicide in many situations in rainy season. Firstly
spray a fungicide at the beginning of rains and if it raining more frequently, spray every
3-5 days, then atleast weekly once. Then also if you are repotting adenium, you can water
your adenium plant with a very dilute solution of fungicide. What I use is a fungicide powder
called SAAF � tahts its brand name. Its actually Carbendazim 12% + Mancozeb 63% WP.
SO it�s a Double action fungicide – systemic as well as contact fungicide. For beginners,
Contact fungicide effect is from spraying on the plant and systemic effect by getting
absorbed from the roots into the water conducting tissues of the plant � like how we use systemic
antibiotic injections intravenously and topical or contact creams or ointments on our skin
� that�s similar to contact fungicide. The Dosage of this fungicide: You can use
a quarter teaspoon per liter of water to spray this fungicide and little more diluted if
you are watering your plant. 4. PROTECTING YOUR BABY ADENIUMS OR SMALL
ADENIUMS, Better shift them to shelter and do not expose them to Rains, because the roots
are young and not strong and can rot easily. 5. Then Coming to a Simple Adenium Hack in
rainy season: Take a polythene sheet. You can also cut this sheet from your shopping
bag. Then cover it around the plant and container like this and tie a twist tie or any wire
tightly around the stem. This hack can be used if you are not following any of the tips
I mentioned in the video, but still want to protect it from rain.
What you can do is � use this hack plus spray a fungicide once a week over the plant.
I think this should be the minimum effort to save adenium from rains.
Before the Quiz question, You can checkout this update on my previous video on Adenium
Hacks where I had cut the main root of this adenium. Now I feel, I should remove the plastic
lid installed few months ago and repot this adenium properly. You can check that video
from a card linked at top right corner of this video.
So, Lastly todays simple QUIZ question. What do you call the Water and Food conducting
tissues of a plants? Please write the answer in the comments section below the video. So, there we have it folks. If you have more
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