Adeniums forum: We Have Seed Pods!

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 4, 2013 5:46 PM CST
This Pink Desert Rose was raised by Rucky and given to me. But I am so excited to see the pods today.


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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 4, 2013 6:52 PM CST
Congrats! I can barely get flowers let alone seed pods this year. I also should have cut most of mine back and repotted them in the spring. I also aquired a couple of NOIDs from Lowes. I don't need more Whistling , but I couldn't resist the temptation, they were only $4. I grabbed 2 and my girlfriend grabbed the other 2. Now to feed these plants and coax them to bloom. Oh yeah, I've got to get them out of that peat or whatever it's growing in. We've been getting frequent rains here. I mean 2 or more storms a day and more at night. Right now we have a break, but I need it to rain tonight or tomorrow, because I can't get out to water. It's too hot and I've injured my leg. Oh well. Shrug!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 4, 2013 6:56 PM CST
What do you feed your adenium, Deborah? I am sort of new to this and since Rucky gave me some, I want to learn and do right by them. --- My DD lives in Goosecreek, SC and complains about the rain all the time. She says, "What good is a beach if it rains all the time?" Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Aug 4, 2013 7:01 PM CST
I use Miracle Grow or Bloom Plus, something with a high middle number like 15-30-15. That's what the experts recommend. Am I right, guys?
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Aug 5, 2013 9:47 AM CST
Best is a ratio of 1-2-3, like 15-30-45. You probably will not find this! I buy Muriate of Potash, 0-0-60, and add some, guess work!! to the stuff like Vigoro.

You might need micro nutrients, look for Boron, Copper and Zinc. I haven't seen miracle grow with micros, yet.

Grown in peat, they have been under a greenhouse roof, so no rain, with highly controlled watering. One garden center here had their first lot of adeniums mostly die, rot, because the plants were outside on a table in the rain.

It's always good fun to find seed pods!! I spray my developing pods with a weak solution of fertilizer twice a week. Feed those guys.
Name: Ron Case
Marble Falls, Texas
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rucky
Aug 8, 2013 5:25 AM CST
I had a couple of seed pods. One was out front in my flower bed I was keeping an eye on it then it opened and all of the seeds blew away. I told all of my neighbors to keep on the lookout for little plants growing in there yards I did manage to salvage one pod but only a few seeds but they are longer than I have seen before these (the seeds themselves) are almost 3/4 of an inch I am going to have to try and start some just to see what the outcome is. I usually put a stocking over then seed pod when they look like they are close but I missed that one Confused
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 8, 2013 5:40 AM CST
Happens to all of us.... Shrug!
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Aug 9, 2013 12:08 PM CST
Yup, I lost a podfull last week. And I thought I was closely watching the little buggar! Hilarious!
Name: Ron Case
Marble Falls, Texas
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rucky
Aug 18, 2013 4:02 PM CST
I have 4 more sets of seed pods now 8 more pod I don't know why I keep getting them I don't ask for them. I will of course be willing to share when the pods open. I am going to start some to give to the neighbors but I an not going to need that many so I'll share with my friends online when they open Group hug .
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 18, 2013 4:13 PM CST
I am so glad you brought this up - I had forgotten I have two pods on my red one out back; I better go check when it stops raining!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 29, 2013 9:50 AM CST
Well, it seems I can't do anything right by my lovelies. The seed pod broke off or was broken off it's branch. sighhhh I am sure glad my pregnancies weren't like this! So disappointing!
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Name: Kodom087
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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Dikodomy
Aug 29, 2013 12:50 PM CST
Grumbling I have not seen any seed pods on any of mine this year so I'm jealous when every one else gets them. I'd be sad if I did get one and it broke off like yours.
Name: Ron Case
Marble Falls, Texas
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rucky
Sep 2, 2013 6:49 AM CST
If the seed pod fell off check and see if its starting to open and just set it somewhere dry it may still open I had one which that happened to and I still got seeds. Unless it was small then its probably a bust. Its not your fault sometimes they just don't make it I have lost a few over the years. Dlkodomy I have several seed pods I would be glad to send you some when they hatch. Do you keep your plants outside? I got several seed pods when I lived in Houston. Just from them being outside and i guess hummingbirds pollinated them for me or butterflies maybe.
Name: Kodom087
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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Dikodomy
Sep 2, 2013 9:05 AM CST
Thanks, Rucky, but at the moment I'm having space issues with what seedlings I do have and then a few new purchases. Until I can get some sort of table or shelf thing built along my fence I don't have any space to start any more. Every thing is crowded on one small table and on my patio at the moment. LOL I guess there could be worse things than having space issues, right?
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 2, 2013 12:10 PM CST
I have left the pods to their own on top of the dirt. They are like a fat green bean about 4" long is all. Not much hope but maybe....
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.

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