I finally have some blooms to post, and would like to know which this is specifically. I got an AWESOME deal (i think) at the local nursery for $14.00. Now we need a name.
Thank you, kindly.
Can Anyone ID this one for me?
Name = nice purchase lol!!
Awesome form and lovely flower.
looks like an obesum seedling to me'
More interesting to me is the white cacti or succulent in the background
You have quite the beautiful setup there my friend.
Nice plant for the money! Malestrom, I think the white plant is Euphorbia trigonas.
I personally am wondering about the baseball bat on the left side of the pic. Nice caudex on that adenium.
And is this setup in a green house entryway or something?
Oh, I probably should have mentioned I knew it was an A. obesum! Oops!
I was wondering about the cultivar name. Tropic Sun, Pink Delight, etc..
And I saw it (that particular one/shape) and could not let it pass ... then I saw the price .... $19.99 .... Then I realized it was a Wednesday!! 10% off any purchase Day!! Woohoo. We call him Buddah!
Anyway .... That interesting white cactus is an Euphorbia ammak, so you were close AnalogDog.
The "baseball bat" is my Lophocereus or Pachycereus schottii f. monstrosus.
Here is my Dave's Garden pic of the Euphorbia:
Here is my Dave's Garden pic of my other two Lophos ... er .... Pachys. I have forms obesa and mieckleyanus: I have (2) plants of the mieckleyanus.
The set up is a work still in progress ..... 320 sq. ft. of a 2-story greenhouse; lean-too off the south side of house.
Here is a small photo of the start of the construction phase.
Oh, and aside for 10% off Wednesday, it was also $4.00 off any $19.99 plant!! I was re-reading the post and realized my math didn't add up! Sorry 'bout that!
Nice on all counts, and nice greenhouse.
Hope you have permits. I know a guy who was very humbled when he tried to sell his house with an attached greenhouse (the size of the original house) built without permits.
Yeah ... OH yeah! .... you don't even want to open up the can of worms about dealing with the local zoning board here. What a nightmare ... the bunch of maroons!
Now, I have to fight the town assessor's office because they raised my taxes to TAX me for it as living space as opposed to non-living space!! Technically, greenhouses are non-living space, apparently ...... They decided to change this status on me after 15 years.
Tell me about it. I used to work for the Building Department. They think Bizarre.
It has a nice showy caudex and roots. I suggest you prune it hard (and remove leaves) to get a more compact form with more branches. More branches also means more flowers.:-)
Thanks for the advice, there, Martin!!
Does "prune it hard" mean to cut the branches back all the way to the stump??
Or leaving a certain amount of each branch (like an inch or two? Less? More? Trim to just above leaf # 2? 3??).
Also, when is the best time to prune it? And, how often would you suggest to prune?
Again, thank you for all the help!
Still hoping someone might have an ID on this one for me.
Here's a video I did on hard pruning them. In your area, you'll probably only get away with once per year, and this is about as late as you'd want to do it. It takes about 8 weeks to fully flush and flower after hard pruning, so I wouldn't do it after August 1st, as your temps will start to be getting to cool by October.
Here I do it to some 3x per year. Mid March, end of June, and mid August.
I also lift them every 2 years.
I guess I should definately do that now and keep it in its current shape.
It will grow in the greenhouse again before the weather starts to turn too cool.
Looking closer at your picture, I find it kind of interesting. Many multiple branches from the caudex is unusual from A. obesum varieties. It typically has one or 2 primary, then go on to branch further and further up those 2 primaries.
Looking at yours, it appears that it may have been a grafted variety at one time, judging by the scar in the center, and the graft didn't take. I've seen this more than once at the box stores.
Since you do have nice base branches, and this is just how I personally like to keep them, I'd cut each main branch back to about 4 inches. They may put off 3-4 branches base on their current size. Younger ones will usually develop 2 branches per cut.
An expert on Adeniums once told me to prune AND remove all leaves. If you only prune an Adenium without removing the leaves, you get less branches per cut. I agree.
Ooooooo .... Thank You .... I cut the branches two days ago, but pardon me as I go to the GH now to remove the few remaining leaves ........
I am sorry but I have no idea. But the flowers look pretty "ordinary A. obesum" to me. Adeniums with rootstocks are quite rare around here (in Denmark, that is), so I'm easy to impress.;-) I like the "ordinary".
It's your standard picotee variety.
I just picked up 4 of these about an hour north of here. On estimate, they are about 15 years old, and more than 4 feet tall. One I'll use for a multi-colored grafting project, and a couple of others I'll use as displays for when we do shows.
They're pretty cool but need some cleaning up.