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This is an Adenium obesum hybrid ordered online (unseen) last year. It was pretty ugly at that time due to radical, bad pruning and a scared caudex. Three weeks ago I cleaned it up and cut the stems back to get rid of "the crown" of smaller etiolated sidestems. I wanted to get a nicer ramification and a more bushy compact look.
Now it has 20-21 sidestems, and I am hoping it will benefit from a little "training"/wiring.:-)
Where did you order it from and how large was it when you got it? I want to order a few but am overwhelmed and maybe underwhelmed by any local sellers. I want some larger specimens of known flower type but see few sellers not located in a far away place.
if you want Adenium specimen, you should look at http://www.aridlands.com. They still have some large and beautiful specimen for sale (but quite expensive, 200-300 USD). A. multiflorum and A. arabicum among others.
LOL I might drool over those worth 200-300 but won't be buying one. I was looking for larger than seedlings but still within my budget. I have not found a local source for any adeniums yet. I bought the one I have at a Home Depot store and I guess it was just luck I found it. I will look at those sites and buy a few specimens.
The local hardware store that has an attached garden center, a mini-Home depot, I guess, has gotten in some DRs. I'm not spending $25 on one, already did that, and am happy with those two, but they are a generic pink. I'm betting all of these are a nice pink. Most in the photo have just a plain trunk, but a few had the fat twisty roots.
I want more variety now, tho' I won't be caught by those rats selling on Ebay posting blue and bright yellow photoshopped pictures, and others offering three or five seeds for twenty dollars.
The big caudex is from a different variety of Adenium, an Aribicum, rather than the Obseum that is being bred for the colorful flowers. There are other DRs that have the big gnarly caudex, but they are even more scarce.
I got my only plant from such a store also and it was a nice size for 20 dollars. The ones in your pic look nice too but like you I want to try some new types. I am ordering an arabicum and a few others with different colored flowers. My plant has magenta flowers.
I might go back and look at them one at a time. sigh. money money money. But then they are several years old.
I just ordered 300 seeds, at a penny each, post included. Don't get excited, I'll be happy if a few are keepers. And on top of that, someone else went nuts with the Ebay 100 for 99 cents deals, and spent ten dollars! She's sending me a few hundred. But they're all Obseum.
I will plant them in pans, kitty litter boxes. with two inch, one cm, spacing, and seventy? to a box, I think I'll have a little control, stop laughing!
I do live where these plants grow in the ground. I have 1/4 of a hectare property here at my home, well drained hill side. I can start seeds in the ground, and plan to! haha and hihi. I maybe can send you a nice one in a year or two.
Here's one in a neighbor's yard, about two meters tall. They tied it up!