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Caudiciforms: Will these bloom this year?

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froggie_adg
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2010
10:40 AM

Post #7789955

Does adenium have to be a certain size or maturity to produce blooms?

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kareoke
Greensburg, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 13, 2010
3:54 PM

Post #7790732

No I have a small one that bloomed last year.

By the way can you get into Cubits, I get in anything but them and they say I have Cookies turned off, but I dont
bwolfsohn
Fort Lauderdale, FL

May 13, 2010
5:29 PM

Post #7790987

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froggie_adg
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2010
8:09 AM

Post #7792226

I logged into cubits and had no problem. If you get a chance to check out my pic of the yellow adenium I would love some insight on it. Its been yellow from the start and all others green. Albino?
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2010
8:18 AM

Post #7792248

I have one, too. They say they wont live, but I'm going to wait and see. Yes, they're albino. Years ago they killed white German Shepherd and Boxer pups because they were white, too.
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

May 14, 2010
9:52 AM

Post #7792446

I Africa they eat albino people! Been in the news lately. Anyway, I have some snow whiye seedlings that I don't expect to live, but yellow might have just enough chlorophyl.

Where in Cubits did you post, froggie?

coconut over there.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2010
12:23 PM

Post #7792755

Mine's pink.
froggie_adg
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2010
3:29 PM

Post #7793168

I havent posted anything yet. I enjoy reading the posts from everyone else. Im a hair stylist and a treatment we have for hair is made with chlorophyl I wonder if mixed in water and misted onto the leaves would help. Theres not any other chemicals in it besides water and protein.
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

May 14, 2010
5:27 PM

Post #7793399

I would guess that albino is albino, and there's no help. I'll go as on the Yahoo group...
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

May 15, 2010
6:09 AM

Post #7794372

If only I had chlorophyll...
froggie_adg
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 16, 2010
3:18 PM

Post #7798342

If its doomed from the start then nothing to lose by trying.
froggie_adg
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2010
8:44 PM

Post #7802728

I have alot of new growth on my babies. I misted with the chlorophyl onto my albino and it seems to be developing more green around the base of the crown. Maybe im just hopefull. Heres a pic.

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

May 17, 2010
9:01 PM

Post #7802784

It doesn't really look like an albino, its too yellow.
C
kareoke
Greensburg, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2010
5:56 AM

Post #7803490

I don't have any that color but in my last batch of seeds I have some that are almost red, will be interesting to see if they are any different.
froggie_adg
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2010
9:20 AM

Post #7804201

It was alot lighter before I treated it with liquid chlorophyll. In the beginning it was very pale yellow. I saw a new leaf in the center of the crown this morning so it doing well. This is the before I treated it.

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

May 18, 2010
9:58 AM

Post #7804312

Ok, just wondering how would applying chlorophyll help it? Can they uptake it into the leaves for photosynthesis? I thought they made in special cells inside photosynthetic tissue?
C
froggie_adg
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2010
10:39 AM

Post #7804448

I dont know I just tried something I thought may help. Its a pre-treatment for hair. It comes with a special perm I use in my salon. When someone said its albino I thought hmmmm. Its missing chlorophyll and survival rate of albinos is slim to none what the heck I tried it. There is a difference in color since I did that. The chemistry and intercellular transfer is a mystetry to me. I just misted it down real good ,soil as well, and prayed.
froggie_adg
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2010
11:30 AM

Post #7804578

This is the same variety and planted at the same time.

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froggie_adg
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2010
11:32 AM

Post #7804590

The one in the back I started raising after I read the 'Amazing Specimen' thread. Its been raised 3 times now.

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Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

May 18, 2010
11:44 AM

Post #7804630

That's a very pale seedling, but not a true albino. I've seen DRs that have yellow leaves, by nature.

Here's a pic of one that I am trying to graft onto another seedling. Totally white leaves. Often their stem is pinkish.

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froggie_adg
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2010
7:45 PM

Post #7805833

Since its not an albino its got a better chance right. I hate losing a baby. Heres a pic of one ive been raising trying to experiment with the roots. After I read a thread here I decided to see what would happen. It will take a long time to create a magnificent specimen but fun trying and worth the wait. Its just keeps getting taller though I wish it would fill out.

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

May 19, 2010
2:53 AM

Post #7806198

I am wondering how to get them to fill out also. I mail ordered 2 arabacum seedlings and they are quite tall with no branching. How or what can you do to make them "fatten" up as opposed to getting taller.
C
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

May 19, 2010
4:07 AM

Post #7806255

When the sap isn't 'running', when the plant is dormant, prune.

I was just reading an article about pruning Adeniums.

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/562171048KDHZVJ
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

May 19, 2010
9:46 AM

Post #7807211

how do you prune when they haven't branched yet?
C
froggie_adg
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2010
10:49 AM

Post #7807461

Thanks for the link it was informative.
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

May 19, 2010
11:24 AM

Post #7807562

I've read that Arabicum doesn't like to be pruned.

Are you giving them a little potash? That's for the caudex/roots. Fert should have the last number biggest. I haven't found a mix, a Miraclegrow yet, so I mix a spoon of superbloom and 1/2 spoon of potash in a gallon of water for feeding.
bwolfsohn
Fort Lauderdale, FL

May 19, 2010
12:43 PM

Post #7807747

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

May 19, 2010
7:43 PM

Post #7809081

That sounds sort of scary! Mine are about 8 inches tall and about the diameter of a fat parsnip. I am not sure I am brave enough to cut off the caudex tip with no branches or leaves. Let me think about that and see how I feel next spring.
C
froggie_adg
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2010
11:44 AM

Post #7811013

I went and found potash at my local garden center. I mixed Jacks Classic Bloom Boost (10-30-20) and potash now just waiting till dark to feed.
kareoke
Greensburg, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2010
6:08 AM

Post #7813020

If you have a Wal-Mart close by check them out, I was in our's yesterday and they have DR, realy nice ones, and a lot of them, all the same kind but with a LARG caudex, and some were blooming, and they were only $14 I did not buy any as I have so many seedlings as you can see.and this is only the small ones *S*

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