Adeniums forum: Can any kind of ID be made by the flower color???

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
Nov 7, 2012 3:09 AM CST
These are beautiful plants,i have 2 that are completely different.One has long leaves & the other has leaves that are almost an oval shape.I looked up Desert Rose & some are just labeled adenium obesum.Some have names that seem to have to do with the bloom color,is that only plants that have rare or unusual colors.

If anyone knows of a site that has info on the care & naming or just general info on desert rose plants i would appreciate it. Thumbs up Thumb of 2012-11-07/jojoe/3f147c
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Nov 7, 2012 4:40 AM CST
Since every seedling is a potential new variety there is no way to definitively identify a variety from a picture. You could only say 'it looks like....'
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Nov 7, 2012 11:28 AM CST
Adeniums species have very different locations around Africa and Arabia.

Most Adeniums we have are obseums, from central Africa. One of the countries is in the news lately, Mali. North of the Congo rain jungles, and south of the Sahara desert. Other Adeniums are from South Africa, southern Africa, various countries, and Arabia and an island named Socatra

More---

http://www.thefullwiki.org/Adenium

The plants we-all have are so mixed breed that there's no way to tell what they are, but mostly A. obseum.. Your photos appear to be the same flower.

Oh, in my experience, the plants with narrow leaves don't transpire, sweat, as much as the rounded leaved plants, and should be watered less, kept on the dry side. If the leaves all start looking poorly, or turning yellow or brown, check for soft stems, and gently push a finger on the caudex, root, to see if it's gone soft. If so, immediately take the plant out of the pot, and shake off as much soil as you can, and check for rot.

This time of year, you should be watering and feeding less, anyway. Cooler temps make for rot, surprise, booooo. Google is a most wonderful resource! You'll find lots of advice. It does boil down to what works for you. Water sparingly, best in the morning, don't water the leaves, Make sure the potting medium doesn't be soggy for any time, and don't leave the plant standing in water.

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Nov 7, 2012 12:06 PM CST
Here's a page of flowers and their names---

http://lorescotropicalplants.homestead.com/AdeniumPage3Galle...
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
Nov 8, 2012 6:29 PM CST
Thanks for the info Melissa,

You were correct the pictures were of the same flower,sorry for not saying so!! I have brought my plants inside,the one that i almost lost to rot this summer and then it popped back like a champ and even bloomed for me (i still give yall a place in saving it) has began to go dormant.I have held off on water,no longer getting so much light.It will be taking it's spot out of the way in the corner of my bedroom soon.While this one is going dormant as usual,the other one i got this summer hasn't dropped but maybe 3 leaves after being brought inside.I am giving them both the same treatment but getting different reactions.I will give it some more time & see what it does.They look different & i guess the one with the long leaves goes dormant more slowly than the other. I learned a lot this summer about caring for these plants and will do some research on them this winter!!!


I didn't know if the plants had names for the blooms colors like christmas cactus the different colors are how they are labeled.
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