Hello, Adenium Forum!
Hi everyone! I've referred to gardenweb many times over the years for advice, but only just joined.
I've been addicted to plants ever since working in a greenhouse during college. I've mostly grown orchids in the past, but I've scaled back a lot in that department since moving last fall, from 50+ plants to 3.
I don't remember when I first saw a picture of an Adenium - I've never seen one in real life - but I was fascinated and always wanted to give them a try. Now that I've got the space, I figured it was time, so I picked up 100 mixed seeds from eBay - and actually received about 150.
I read all about germinating the seeds, and then in my impatience, I ignored the one thing everyone said to do: soak the seeds before sowing. I'm very nervous about how this will affect the germination rate, but I figure with this many seeds planted I'm bound to get at least a few.
Has anyone else made this mistake? What were your results?
These guys are planted in straight coir with constant moisture from a capillary mat. The temperature ranges from 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. They were planted Monday evening, so they've had two days in the dirt so far. I used Physan so I haven't seen much mold.