My 2 adenium seedlings
Last summer Dave in Nova, sent me 2 nice adenium seedlings and an Aztec Gold plumeria. All are doing well right now. The Aztec Gold is starting to come out of dormancy.
What has amazed me most is the one adenium. Both have been growing all winter. I suspect because they were under the HPS light.
What I would like to know is how long it will take for the adeniums to bloom? The one that is the largest now is well over a foot tall. It continues to grow taller, but it only has a few small branches at the bottom of the plant. I also am wondering about this hole at the base of it. It's not rotting. I got it this way but I wonder if rot could settle in. I don't keep it too wet so that does help.
Can you cut an adenium to help it branch? My only concern with this is that I cut off the tip and then I sacrifice any potential flower buds. Can an adenium bloom any time of year?
As you can tell, I am new to adeniums. I tried growing them once before many years ago and just last summer I gave them another shot.
These are the only 2 I adeniums I have and I would like to keep them happy, healthy and blooming.
I also wanted to know if there was a certain time I should be feeding them and do they prefer any higher number in the fertilizer ratio?
I also want to thank Dave again for sending me these great adeniums, and as soon I can post pics of them, I will.