Adeniums forum: One BIG plant...

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Mar 14, 2014 11:55 AM CST
Kind of a long video, and it takes a while to get to the plant, and I have no idea what they're doing, but this is one BIG Adenium!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NZRoP9M_EQ
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Mar 14, 2014 2:02 PM CST
what an enormous adenium. They did a good job of refurbing it and wiring up the branches.
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tarev
Mar 14, 2014 7:16 PM CST
Wow! That is one enormous Adenium indeed! I admire how they gently handled the big plant. Thanks for sharing the video Melissa. Thumbs up
Name: Jim Cook
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jimsned2
Mar 23, 2014 3:23 PM CST
Ooooh I gotta watch it, hope I get time tomorrow!

Jim

Name: Jim Cook
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jimsned2
Mar 25, 2014 2:19 PM CST
Watched that video today; don't ya wonder what that purple stuff was that he sprayed the roots with? I also wish I knew why it was necessary. That pot was above his belt line wow. Also there were so many many fine roots but didn't show any of the large ones, gotta wonder if maybe they have a way of getting to to grow without those heavy fat roots, but I think they just didn't or couldn't show the whole thing. Probably too heavy to just take it out of the pot and do what ever they needed to do huh. Maybe I'll save up and visit Thailand and get all the answers. Thank you Melissa, found it very interesting.

Jim


Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Mar 26, 2014 2:22 PM CST
Jim, that plant has arabicum in its' ancestry, as in from Arabia. We are accustomed to obseums, which come from central Africa, just below the Sahara desert. Totally different kind of growth. Arabicums don't make the big gnarly fat roots that obseums do. Arabicums have a squat sort of base, limbs from the base, and they have lots of smallish feeder roots. The roots of obseums are many and fat, and they have little feeder roots. They like to grow up using one main stem, perhaps with little stems around the bottom that don't much grow. Obseums branch more than arabicums. Now, are you thoroughly confused?

How can I find you on facebook, that you don't use much? Lots of cool stuff I could send you there! (anyone else?)

Obseum, caudex nearly indistinguishable from roots. All the different colors and multiple petals.

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arabicum, MUCH fatter caudex, wiith rooties at the bottom. Only single, pink flowers. (click the picture for a better view)


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Name: Jim Cook
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jimsned2
Mar 27, 2014 6:57 AM CST
Melissa, my head is spinning! As for facebook, I have no idea how I got on there, probably from messing around with my phone (android) I never go on facebook, the phone and computer are confusing enough for me, I think I get about 50 E-=mails a day saying "friends" on facebook are trying tocontact me, most of the "friends" are in India and parts East. Nope, it's just all too much for me.

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Mar 27, 2014 2:18 PM CST
Ok, Jim, no problem. It's not user friendly at first. One guy I know answered all the personal questions as if someone was really interested. He went on about all the movies, songs, singers and actors and other likes and dislikes until I was really wondering about his ego. After a few months, he erased all that but I guess the damage was done,. A woman I know was mobbed with old high school people she did not want anything to do with. haha.
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stilldew
Apr 4, 2014 3:27 AM CST
Melissa, thanks for the information on the 2 types of adenium.
Name: Jim Cook
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jimsned2
Apr 4, 2014 5:16 AM CST
I'd like to be able to put that info (and pics) on a wallet size card so it's constantly with me, I wonder if thats possible? I get obseum and arabican so mixed up in my head Confused neighbors ask me about them and I never remember which is which. By the way, I have a neighbor who moved in who planted a flower called "sky" Has anyone heard of it? I loved it and am going to try and get two, but I'm wondering if he just came up with the name and faked it like I do with my desert rose Whistling

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Dutchlady1
Apr 4, 2014 6:09 AM CST
Sky Vine?
Blue Sky Vine (Thunbergia grandiflora)
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Apr 4, 2014 1:15 PM CST
Arabia-- arabicum. I don't have a game for obseum...

There are at least ten kinds of Adeniums, so sorry, Jimbo! See: http://adenium.tucsoncactus.org/species.html But their examples show only flowers. There is a lot of variation in growth habit. One of everyone's all time favorites is the kind from the island of Socotra, which is off the coast of (Somalia, not Syria. Somalia, where the pirates came from...)

Here are some photos of this kind of Adenium-- socotranum: https://www.google.com/search?q=adenium+socotranum&source=ln...

The big monster fat tree ones. Them in pots are Thai socos, a completely different plant

Whew, I'm tired now! Oh, here's a sky vine--- Gets HUGE https://www.google.com/search?q=adenium+socotranum&source=ln...
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