Adeniums forum: True Socotranum Seedlngs

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Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
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RCanada
Apr 14, 2014 7:13 AM CST
Potting up some of my True Socotranum seedlings. Interesting that the root structure is more horizontal than vertical as on the obesums'.
Love these little guys.
Rick
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Apr 15, 2014 10:23 AM CST
Where did you get the seeds????? Green Grin!

edit: I believe the Adeniums with tap roots come from places with deep groundwater that is replenished in rainy season. Plants like socotranum and arabicum come from places with a rainy season, but no groundwater-- Socotra Island and Arabia are perpetually dry, hey? Obseum come from a belt along the middle of Africa, where is gets very dry, but has enough of a rainy season to replenish ground water reserves, except Mali has had such a terrible drought that animals and people are starving to death. Not in the news, not exciting enough, I guess.
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Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
Seed Starter Peonies Plumerias Dog Lover Hibiscus Region: Canadian
Tropicals Keeps Horses Cactus and Succulents Adeniums
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RCanada
Apr 15, 2014 5:50 PM CST
The seeds came from Ken Wall through a gentleman that is friends of his.

So many of the Arabicum, albeit whether true or hybrids all seem to grow quite different and do not fatten up early on and some at a very young age. Possibly where the seed source is and whether you get what you think?
Lots of fun growing some different forms.
Rick
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
Apr 17, 2014 11:50 AM CST
Multiflorum, which is from South Sfrica, grows like a tall bush, with almost no caudex.

I have a grafted socotranum. The leaves are totally thick and leathery and kind of waxy, very shiny. It's almost bloomed twice, but eager beaver me watered it, and the buds fell off. I'll have to start watching the weather for Socotra Island!! Hum, I don't have a decent photo of the little beastie, will have to play photographer soon...

There's Thai Soco, and 'real' Socotranum, from the island off Somalia, the pointy eastern bit of Africa. Thai soco is what they make the incredibly symmetrical rooted little (or big) trees from.

https://www.google.com/search?q=thai+socotranum&tbm=isch&tbo...

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