Seeds from Thailand
OK, so early in May I ordered some adenium seeds from adeniumseeds.com in Thailand....they were shipped May 15 and arrived here May 28. All arabicums and Thai socos (except for a bonus free packet of obesum mixed colors) were sown the day I received them. No photos yet....but I can tell you A. arabicum "Black Giant" germinates like crazy--I had 11 of 22 up by May 30...as of today there are 15 seedlings. Thai socotranum S1/Golden Bell I have 7 seedlings from 8 seeds, Thai soco Khao Hin Zon I have 2 of 8 germinated so far. And Thai soco PBN (Phet or Petch Ban Na) 5 of 8 seeds are up now. The Saudi and Yemen arabicum seeds are a bit slower but this morning I see 14 Yemen arabicums (out of 22 seeds) have come up overnight!
I just sowed 7 seeds of A. arabicum "Shada" yesterday....and I still have 10 seeds of Desert Night Fork coming that I bought on Ebay....as well as 5 seeds of arabicum "Black Dragon", 5 seeds of "Black Pearl", and 5 seeds of arabicum dwarf mix still coming from Britain. Now....if we could just get some REAL summer weather I could get all these seedlings outside later this month.