wayne barnier wrote:I scratched the trunk,and the bottom of one of the other limbs,and it was green.So far the only part of the plant that is bad is the one limb!Should I prune the limb down to where it is green,and will it grow back?Or should I let it go until spring?How about the super thrive?How much lighting if it is dormant this time of year does this plant need?Is the light basically for the foliage?Thanks again!!! Wayne
Wayne, what kind of potting medium is it in? Does it drain well? I keep my Adenium in pure turface and the water seems to run right through it. So I can water mine whenever it looks a bit dry or starts to shrivel.
If yours is looking wrinkly I would give it some water. It is very susceptible to root rot if left to stand in very wet soil, especially soil that isn't well drained.
I have mine under shop lights which are those 4 foot fluorescents that hang over work benches. If you only have one plant that is light needy you can buy a single fluorescent fixture and a screw-in compact fluorescent bulb to hang over your Adenium. Yes, it likes a lot of light.
Mine gets 16 hours a day, set on a timer. No, mine is not dormant. It's throwing leaves currently. If kept warm and well lit they will grow in winter. Just a bit slower. Yes, the light is for the foliage. The leaves of all plants are what use the light to feed the plant and cause it to grow.
The type of soil/medium you are using is very important. Please reply and tell us what it is. A picture of two would really help.