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Caudiciforms: You don't always get what you want

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(Mary) Poway, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 4, 2012
11:05 AM

Post #9229383

This was from seed that was supposed to be Star of Yellow Dreams . Not quite!

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(Mary) Poway, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 4, 2012
11:07 AM

Post #9229384

This was from seeds calling themselves Black Ruby. Not even close.

So the moral of the story is, if you want a plant to be what it claims to be you'll have to skip the adenium seeds on e-Bay and buy blooming plants.

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Arlington, TX

August 4, 2012
5:12 PM

Post #9229742

Any good sources? I bought from Snowbelt adeniums but they have apparently gone out of business. My most prolific blooomer was suppose to be white but quickly "turned" pink. It is grafted.
(Mary) Poway, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2012
7:04 AM

Post #9230107

Pink is the most common color, so if a bee or moth pollinated it first the resulting seeds have high odds of being pink. Nothing against pink, I have some that I bought on purpose that are pink, but if I buy red or yellow it's because I want them to be red or yellow. I had purchased from Snowbelt also in the past, but you're correct, they went out of business. I've purchased off ebay before with plants that are already blooming, and those were fine of course. I lost my Purple Dragon over the winter, and I'd love to find another one.
Yardley, PA

August 5, 2012
4:46 PM

Post #9230752

That happened to me, too. The hybrid seeds are unreliable and can easily revert back.
Decatur, GA

August 6, 2012
4:26 AM

Post #9231156

Your white blossoms are beautiful but I would like to find a yellow flower too. I did get one off eBay but it was grafted and didn't do well. I agree that you must get a blooming plant to be sure of the color.
This plant had a slow start this year and is now filled out and blooming more.

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