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Adenium obesum (Desert Rose)

Discussion in 'Tropical Gardening' started by Victoria, Aug 24, 2022.

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      For perhaps three hours! :sad:
       
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      25C three hours under a Perspex cover, it would get really hot.:frown:
       
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        I will now 'baby' them and cross everything as I have 11 out of 11 up! Not that I need that many. :rolleyespink:
         
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          @pete Why don't you put your repotting of yours here?

          I will update later when I wake up!

          Question though .. how long does flowering take after budding please?
           
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          Ok,will do later.
          The flowers don't take long once the buds form 2 weeks perhaps, I've never really thought about it.
          Good to hear you have flower buds.
           
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            All but one died of the above ... and it is nothing to write home about!
            So, I bought the following mature plants ...

            These three in August ...
            Adenium 25 Aug 22.jpg

            and these three in October ..
            Adeniums 29 Oct 22.jpg

            This in October ...
            Adenium Oct 22.jpg
            (sorry for photo but it had been removed from e-Bay)


            This large one in December (which lost its leaves on unpackaging) ...
            Adenium obessum 23 Dec 22.jpg
            This one in December ...

            Adenium obessum1 29 Dec 22.jpg
            These were them in December in The Baffa ...
            Adeniums4 29 Dec 22.jpg

            I wull finish this later
             
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                Yes. I am treating mine like my Hibiscus now and they seem to be doing well.

                The buds are on the "straggly" one ...

                Adenium Buds 19 May 23.jpg

                Adenium Buds 17 May 23.jpg

                This is Toby, the one in the poor picture above ...
                Adenium Toby 19 May 23.jpg
                (he has a few burnt leaves where water splashed in the sun).

                This is where I am keeping them now where they get full sun at times ...
                Adenium Nursery 19 May 23.jpg

                Bases of the two big ones ...
                Adenium Trunks 19 May 23.jpg

                I read on an Adenium Forum that you only get a caudex if done from seed not cuttings. I guess my about-to-bloom one was a cutting.
                 
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                  I can believe that might be the case.
                  I've had a few attempts at cuttings but never managed to get them to root.

                  The other plant I had, which was a much better flowering plant than the one I have now, I managed to rot it off by repotting too early a couple of years ago.
                  I tried cuttings of that as a last resort.

                  The one I'm left with I repotted yesterday, it had been in the same pot for a number of years and due to the pot shape I had to break the old pot to get it out.
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                  Its getting surprisingly heavy now.
                   
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                    Lovely pot. I think I remember seeing your other in full bloom.

                    I was reading earlier about repotting and something about putting it a couple of inches taller than the soil.
                     
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                      Yes, I think some people pot them a bit higher each time to slowly expose a bit more of the caudex but I wasn't really that bothered, its quite large as it is.
                      As it said in that article, they do take on a miniature Baobab appearance.:smile:
                       
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                        :yay: First bloom opened ... the thunder and light rain must have shocked it :smile: ...
                        Adenium 1st Bloom 21 May 23.jpg
                         
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                          A Garden Center in Singapore ...
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