My Adenium is just starting to bloom.
Post Your Adenium Pictures!
One of mine is throwing buds right now. I sure hope it will be pretty. Sure doesn't have the leaves like yours does. How old is your plant?
Hi Shirley! I'm not sure how old mine is. It was my first Adenium purchase at Home Depot for $10 two years ago. I imagine it must be at least four years old by now? I'm sure yours will be lovely. I don't think I've ever seen an ugly one of these:-)
Thanks Clare. Mine just doesn't have a lot of leaves yet. I want it to look like yours. LOL! Fat chance. Maybe a couple of years down the road.
Maybe sooner than that! Now that warm weather is here, I be yours will put on lots of new leaves. I give mine plenty of water in the summertime. It is in excellent draining soil -- cactus soil, I think -- so I know it won't experience any root rot, especially not with the 90-degree weather we're having. Don't be afraid to give yours lots to drink now that summer is here.
How about fertilizer? Bloom booster or regular type? How often? Boy, don't get me started, I can ask lots of questions.
Shirley, ask away. Yes, I feed my big one once it starts to wake up in the spring. I think I did use Miracle Grow Bloombooster once or twice. Otherwise, I just fertilize it with regular Miracle Grow fertilizer when I fertilize everything else about once a month or when I remember. I've fertilized the seedlings once or twice also and mist them with Superthrive also.
Okay Clare...question time over for now. I have to wait for blooms now to see which two I have that made it. Thanks for the info.
Hi Clare.... I've got several different types to post pictures of by my big puter is in the shop.
I recently purchased 10 Thai Adeniums from a guy out in Calif. They are doing great and I'm anxiously awaiting to see if they are different or the same as what I have. If they are the same and the caudex isn't unusal I will use them for trades.
You better hide that first one you posted Chris...it might end up in my suitcase when I visit you, Weeds, Tsavo, et. all in Florida! ;)
Neat pictures, BuriedTreasures! That was good of you to rescue that one. Love the color of the flower, and I especially love the leaves of the first one. That first one also has a gorgeous shape to it.
MZMunchken, I can't wait to see your pictures! I would also love to see your other ten when they bloom. I feel the same way about my little Adenium seedlings. I'm going to see what color they are and what shape they have, and then I will probably give some away as gifts or send to friends. I hope that they will be different colors.
Thanks Clare. I don't think the leaves will end up like that though. This one's been out of the soil for nearly 45 days. I think I'll see something a bit fuller.
And for that canuck that's hiding the Plumeria on me, wait till I post the pictures of endless beaches that you'll have to search through.
Buried Treasures, do post again when that first one fill out a bit. I would also love to see it in bloom. Some of my seedlings have a red outline to the leaves, and some have a wide leaf margin. I just love all the variations. I hope the blooms are as varied.
Lost one Adenium to the great white north, but just ordered 500 more. I'm going to make sure I keep a red and a white this time, though.
I wasn't going to do any this year, but with the room at the new house, and the extra time on my hands now, I figured what the heck.
500!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? We want many, many pictures!!! Imma going to go buy a few more suitcases! Mind you Weeds' Camellia will need at least a trunk...
p.s. it's only fitting a red and white one ends up here! ;D
I did 1500 last year, but 800 were from a co-op. I figured I can move through those within a month. They have to be better than the Jatropha. I can't believe the lack of interest we've had on those.
My computer keeps freezing up and rebooting. :b The Jatropha is very unusual...so many new plants for me to discover. I forgot Pati's new Plumerias...she won't miss a few branches either! ;) How many suitcases are allowed aboard planes now???
Wow, that is a lot of Adeniums. Did you see Phil from Cornell University's auction on Ebay? He has them for sale for 10 for $15. That's where I got my seedlings. They are so beautiful. I just love them. I love my Jatropha too. Here's a link if you are interested: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2352887754
I've seen them before, and though inexpensive, it's not something I could offer to my customers. I need to know which ones I'm shipping, plus Adenium hybrids from seed often revert back to the standard picotee. That's the reason he sells them as a mix. He could plant a seed from a pink, and have a picotee develop. He won't know until it flowers.
All the ones we bring in our grafted 1 year olds. Pink, red, white, 3 kings, and a picotee. This way we know what's being shipped.
Oh, I see. Can you tell me what is a picotee? I'll have to do some research on this.
Picotee is the one you usually see in the big box stores like HD, and Lowes. It has the white throat and outer pink edge. It's the most common one, and what the caudex will be on the ones we bring in.
Propagating by cuttings, will produce a plant that's true to the parent, but you won't grow a caudex. Growing from seed, you get the caudex, but the flower is often a crap shoot. With grafting, you get the flower you wanted, and the caudex.
Thanks for explaining that, BuriedTreasures. I understand now. I thought I read somewhere that a cutting would produce a caudex over a long period of time, but perhaps I am not remembering correctly. I'll probably give away my seedlings which turn out to be the standard picotee. They will make nice gifts, and I'll keep the special ones for me:-)
I'm kind of disappointed. I have two of my four that are like Picotee. White with a red rim. I so wanted and solid red or pink. Oh well, I have learned how to grow them. Maybe another time.
BuriedTreasures what is my name??? :D
@&$ #$% :b Try again Chris!! ;)
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A little more detail concerning the *plants* name would be helpful. ;)
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They call it Adenium obesum Shocking Pink. It most likely has more than a dozen names over in Thailand, as each grower likes to reproduce them, and then re-name them. It's crazy.
It sure is a beauty ...... will Florida be in the playoffs again???
This message was edited Sep 1, 2004 10:29 PM