Designer adenium.

ltran54(9)November 5, 2012

This desert rose doesn't belong to me, belongs to my personal friend who lives in Viet Nam. He has so many good ideas of what to do with his adenium obesum, and this is one of them. He also had one pot growing in water with no soil, and another that he grafted a caudex on top of the branch. I learned many things from him.

He said, when he worked on this plant, he had to hold his hand very still.

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kodom087 z9a

Wow! That's amazing! I'd be so scared to do that to any of my adeniums.

Kirk

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 3:28PM
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ltran54(9)

Kirk, I am too, but if you make a mistake, just prune it and get more branches. The plant will live.
These cut already heal.
Marie

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 3:43PM
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karyn1(7a)

WOW!!!!! That is absolutely amazing!! Truly an art form. How does he get the split stem to callus so well and evenly with no rot setting in?

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 4:42PM
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ltran54(9)

Karyn, it is neat ha? He is waiting for the branches on top to get bigger and stronger, so he can graft multi colors on them.
Marie

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 5:28PM
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sbrow156(Cairns QLD Australia)

WOW!!! I was like scrolling down going WWHHAAATT how is that possible hahaha! pretty awesome! probably not game to try it though :P

Sarah

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 5:51PM
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averil(8b)

That is absolutely wow!!!. It looks like a lamp base. Absolutely fab!!!:)

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 5:50AM
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summersunlight(5b)

I can't believe that he can do that without killing the plant. That's pretty remarkable.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 11:13PM
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crazyforallflowers

Sweet

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 8:47PM
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BronxFigs

Marie....

Enough! You're killin' me! Now I have to place another order.

And I thought the braided Adeniums was cutting-edge.

Thanks for the photos.

Frank

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 9:46PM
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Neysa

That is truly amazing art work on a plant

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 10:54PM
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ltran54(9)

Frank, how were your seedlings coming along?
Ready to braid? Make sure to show us your work.
Marie.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 11:09PM
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sbrow156(Cairns QLD Australia)

Ahhh just looked up braided Adeniums because BronxFigs mentioned them above and they look spectacular too :O

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 12:17AM
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BronxFigs

Marie...

Embarrassed to say that I killed the seedlings, and I have to start over with a fresh batch.

Many events led to my forgetting to bring in the plants before the temperatures dropped below the danger zone. All the seedlings rotted...but, I did manage to keep the A. obesum "Arrogant" alive and well.

I will start with my braiding efforts again, in the early Spring of '13.

I'm starting to become much better at killing my plants...it saves time!

Frank

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 12:39PM
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ltran54(9)

Frank....you are so funny.
I am sitting here (at work) LOL.....

Marie

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 8:29PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hi Guys!

Marie.. Love the pics!!

My mouth is hanging open.. i have never seen cuts like that.

Truly an artist at work!!

Thanks for sharing..

Laura

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 11:16PM
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stephanie_kay(5a IL)

What a beautiful Adenium.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 8:54AM
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