Adenium obesum

bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MIMarch 10, 2014

For those of you who haven't seen this plant go to seed, thought I'd share. Not sure why this pod is so premature as compared to the others but the seed are small and the whiskers at the ends of the seed allow the wind to scatter them. When you plant seed, the whiskers are removed. As you can see, I will, once again, have a ton of seed, so anyone who wants to try their hand at growing this interesting plant, email me.

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Grantgarden2 Zone 5a/b

Add me to the list! :) I will send you an email later today.
Thanks!! The seed pods look a lot like Ceropegia woodii and Hoya seed pods!
Grantgarden2

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 2:42PM
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lme5573

Sent you an email, Howard. Thank you for your generosity. I have wanted to give adeniums a try.

Lennie in SW Michigan

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 9:42PM
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chuy415

Sent an email ;). What does the whole plant look like and what do the blooms look like?? Thank you so much for being so kind in offering seeds.

Chuy

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 12:45AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Chuy...this is my Adenium, it has pink blooms. Blooms do vary depending on the variety...so many different ones are out there now.

This was taken April 2013

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 4:37PM
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chuy415

Puglvr- wow!!!!! Amazing size!! What beauty you have!! Can't wait for mine to get half the size!! I'm in south OC, Ca- do you you a fertilizer to help with growth?? Thanks

Chuy

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 1:27AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thank you Chuy! Yes, I fertilize about once a week or 10 days with 1/2 strength of fertilizer during growth periods usually for me it starts the end of Feb. through the end of Oct. I let it rest during the winter months.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 3:17PM
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don37137

Hi Howard,

Just sent you an e-mail requesting a seed(s). Been wanting to try growing these plants and have been reading up on them. Thanks so much for your generosity. Looking forward to your future postings. Do you post on any forums other than Cacti and Succulents? I am also very much interested in a wide variety of succulents grown indoors.

My name is Don and I live in northwest corner of PA - still having winter here.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 8:58PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

I'd love to have some of your desert rose seeds. I grew them years ago in Vero Beach from seeds. They were so much fun to watch them grow. They had such character even when they were little babies. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 9:03PM
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teisa(6)

Puglvr,

Your desert rose was one of the first pictures I saw on Garden Web. This was before I even joined. I loved its look so much I remember showing my mom and husband. It was just breath taking especially in full bloom! How old is your plant? Thanks for sharing! I never get tired of looking at it!! :o).

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 10:33PM
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chuy415

Puglvr- can you tell me what fertilizer you use and/or recommend? Thank you :)

Chuy

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 1:14AM
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paul_(z5 MI)

You are a cruel, cruel woman, Nancy! Teasing us all with that plant!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 2:46PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Here is an update of what you might expect living in a cold neck of the woods. These are seedlings started March 2013. The three in the back are from seeds I received from Sharon and the front two are from my plant. Sharon had sent me lots of seeds. I lost several to dampening off. It is very hard to germinate these without temps in the 80's and even using a warming pad, really doesn't do it. I'm hoping for greater success from the current batch of seed. I have learned to use only non-organic material to germinate these.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 12:17PM
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lme5573

Thanks for the picture, Howard, they look great to me. How long do you keep the seedlings in non-organic mix? Is orchid bark considered non-organic?
Thanks,
Lennie in MI

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 1:05PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Great job with those seeds Howard! They are looking good! I've never been able to grow from seed, I just don't have the knack and know how I guess...

Thanks Teisa, I purchased that plant in fall of 2004 maybe 2005 I think? I purchased it from from HD in a small pot...I can't believe I've had it for 9 years!

Chuy, I've used many different fertilizers in the years I've had it...Miracle Grow, Dyna Gro 9-3-6, I've used slow release (added to the potting mix) when I repot it and I've also used Fish emulsion...one kind at a time of course,lol...

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 7:24PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Lennie, orchid bark or CHC are definitely organic. I mix some CHC in mix mix for the older plants along with some coir.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 7:27PM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Very nice, Howard! One of these days, I will have to give an Adenium a try again.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2014 at 3:07PM
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