Seeds and recommending other plants

dourbestJanuary 6, 2014

Hi,

I would love to grow a Desert Rose from seed. I am a Plumeria freak (planted my first batch of seeds last year) and I usually buy from Brads Buds and Blooms but unfortunately they have none in stock.

I was thinking of buying from rarexoticseeds.com and through Amazon. Any bad experiences from them?

I would also like to try other plants. So, other plumeria and adenium lovers out there, what do you recommend?

Thank you....

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rcharles_gw(8a.)

dourbest,
Good and reputable sellers of Adenium seeds such as Adenium_ko (eBay),
Rinoa (eBay, Orient Adeniums).
As for Plumeria seeds etc. I have purchased, but Laura Is the one you need to hear from. She has the most amazing display of plants/blooms of Plumeria. She will probably see this and help you out.
I know I would contact her if going to order seeds.
Rick

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maark23 TX/8a

You can try growing Pachypodiums. They are in the same family as Plumeria and Adenium.

You can also grow them on So. Cal.

Mark

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dourbest

Rick: Thank you for letting me know who the reputable sellers are on EBay. I tried ordering through EBay last year and had some bad luck. That was my first and last time. May try again with these sellers you recommended. Thank you.

Mark: I googled pachypodiums and I actually had one of them a few years ago. I had to give it to my aunt though because I kept poking myself. Yeah, I'm a clutz. Thank you though!

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rcharles_gw(8a.)

dourbest,
I have Rinoa's email. Send her an email and ask if she could send you a
List of what she has.
I know you can get it on Facebook (2014 seed list) "Orient Adeniums" page.

www.rinoa.ch@gmail.com

Rick

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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

HEY!

Did someone say, Plumeria Freak? ;-)

I have some great leads for Plumeria cuttings, seeds in Southern California. Great groups to join, friends who are reputable sellers...

Do you want some Adenium seeds too?

Send me an email and we can get you started!!!

I still have a few seeds left.. They have your name on them!!!

Welcome to the forum!

Laura

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dourbest

Rick: You are going to get me in so much trouble! I just checked out Orient Adeniums and I had to leave right away. So beautiful and the price of the seeds are so reasonable.

Hubby is already grumpy because I have so many plumerias. The adeniums are so lovely and they are so cute when they start coming up. Ack! See what you have done? Oh my gosh.....

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chuy415

Yes- Laura is the one that can get you started alright!! Lol. Good luck
Hi Laura! ;-)

Chuy

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Jairo

If you go ebay check out seller- jenniferpaisley. She's in Australia. Good seller.

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bilabongbong Z11b

Speaking of Plumeria . . . that is another plant that needs to be rescued; son gave it to me when it was a quarter the size it is now. I was not sure about where to plant it permanently, so it sat on the ground—in a milk crate with some soil—for over 14 years.
Never pruned or fertilized—got water only when it rained. Since I recently almost lost a large 25-year-old Adenium because of my naiveté, I have been procrastinating on giving attention to this Plumeria until I sought guidance. Guidance as in: Lift the whole thing up and replant in container or ground, or cut branches and root, or air-layer, or . . .? Anyway, when I am ready, I will go to a Plumeria forum for help—got my hands full right now with Adenium seedlings.

Oh, and welcome, dourbest, to the Adenium forum. I am fairly new too. The good folks here have been very nice, are full of wisdom, knowledge, and experience, and are very helpful.

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fakechuchi(7)

Bong! I see a banana-like thing in that picture. And colocasia. Some palms too? And something I know as balimbing, I don't know what it is in English although I often see the fruit at Wholefoods--horrible variety. They have none of the tangy, sweet/bitter/sour flavour it is supposed to have.

Why didn't any of you tell me about plants 14 years ago! lol

Pagan

P.S. I would absolutely love to grow adenium in the ground, if only I could. I mean, just look at this.

Apologies to dourbest for butting in/

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bilabongbong Z11b

Very astute, Pagan. Yes, young miniature banana tree that will bear sweet fruit, and Colocasia esculenta - taro. I have an Averrhoa Carambola/Balimbing - starfruit tree growing elsewhere--the one you see here is from same family, Averrhoa Bilimbi. Locals only know it as "pickle" tree because the fruit looks like a pickle and is extremely sour. The coconut palm fronds look abnormal because the heart is being eaten by Rhinoceros beetles.

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Adenium seedlings . . . I had to repot all my seedlings when I found Rhino beetle larvae. The beetles are attracted to and lay their offspring in organic media. When seedlings were repotted into media containing 60% perlite, the beetles left them alone. So this is another reason organic media is not good for Adeniums--it attracts all kinds of pests. The article Rick recently shared mentions termites.

I apologize, dourbest, for assuming you are a new member, when in fact, you have been a member for a couple of years (read your profile).

-bong

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bilabongbong Z11b

Pagan! Just discovered this discussion was from January 6 - 7, 2014, then revived by a seed company on March 4, 2015!

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bilabongbong Z11b

Well, I did a little sleuthing because I was curious about a September 21, 2013 discussion that was revived March 20, 2015. The comment submitted did not make sense. So I looked at the profile and discovered this entity made almost an identical comment, reviving a 2011 discussion in the Tropical Fruits forum.

Go figure!

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bilabongbong Z11b

Oh, one more thing--this entity attached a link to a word, but I did not dare go there.

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fakechuchi(7)

I hope Dourbest at least found some good seeds.

I know rhinoceros beetles are pests but they're pretty cool.

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