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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 7, 2015 7:20 AM CST
I visited friends in the Florida Keys this week, and they have this beauty in their front yard. Please post your pictures of your large Adeniums on this thread.
This specimen is appr. 6 ft wide, it is a single plant. I love how it has decided to just grow sideways and not up.


Name: Kim
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klc
Mar 7, 2015 8:56 AM CST
WOW!!!! Drooling

I was born and raised in West Palm Beach FL and was very into plants ... I don't ever recall seeing Adeniums growing up. Strange because I know I would have loved them.....I always go for the "unusual" looking stuff!!
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
Mar 9, 2015 8:28 AM CST
There is a certain hybrid that looks like an obesum, but it grows sideways like that. No amount of pruning will make it grow up. There are sideways Adeniums here, I'll have to carry my camera around one of these days.
Name: Elfrieda
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orchidgal
Mar 15, 2015 6:43 AM CST
Us that growing in a pot in the ground, or directly in the ground ?
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
Mar 19, 2015 10:41 AM CST
Elfie, that Adenium is probably in the ground.

Here are a few from St Croix, a little island in the Caribbean. It's dry season now, we haven't had a "good rain" in about two months.

One by the side of the road....
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Another by a driveway entrance. I wish they'd cover those feeder roots with topsoil!!
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.Looks like they tried to build a nice little place for this Adenium, but----
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Too close to the possibility of being run over by a car. Some Adeniums believe there are terrible drivers here!!
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Big Pink in front of a little house, as in a tall plant, probably seven feet.
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Close up of the big pink
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Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Mar 19, 2015 5:45 PM CST
Gee I think I would be too tempted to help those plants have a safer place to live.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Mar 20, 2015 12:16 PM CST
OK, Doris, help me dig them up!!! hahaha
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Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Mar 21, 2015 6:47 AM CST
Be right there if I could.LOL
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Mar 21, 2015 6:07 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing So would I. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Mar 22, 2015 6:22 AM CST
This is what I have cut off my large plant, looks like I have not touched it , it is still too large,

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Name: Rick
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RCanada
Mar 22, 2015 8:21 AM CST
Hi Doris. It is a scary thing pruning back such a beauty, as you have, but it sure pays off later.

I am not an expert, but I would be tempted to prune of the longer branches and make it more "mushroom" shaped on top. More symmetrical in appearance.
You have the makings there, similar to some of the larger plants in Thailand.
I am sure others will pop in.

Rick
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Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Mar 23, 2015 6:28 AM CST
I plan to do that but I need to get a SHARP TOOL as those branches are very thick, I may even plant the biggest one and see what it does.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
Mar 23, 2015 12:45 PM CST
Go at it, Doris! Maybe the branches would be a little easire to cut if they were somewhat dried, like, don't give the plant any water for a couple of weeks.

Here's one of my favorite plants on the island, but you just cannot see it! I'll bring a bulldozer in the middle of the night and get rid of that stone wall!
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Here are the flowers, I put my camera thru the fence. They almost look like they have a pale clear turquoise blue light shining on them.
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This one is actually two, Big 'trunk', hey?
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A low growing one by a driveway.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Mar 23, 2015 2:44 PM CST
Melisssa, those are awesome. Thanks for making the extra effort in order to share these beauties with us.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Mar 23, 2015 5:19 PM CST
I agree beautiful!
Name: Rick
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RCanada
Mar 23, 2015 7:59 PM CST
Nice plants, Melissa. Would love to be able to grow in the ground here.

Doris, You can use a nice sharp pair of pruners, just need to have the anvil side (thick hooked part) to the upper piece to be pruned, so as not to crush the lower part of stem that will remain on plant. This is what
David Clulow recommends if using pruners.
Rick
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Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Mar 24, 2015 6:11 AM CST
Beautiful Marissa.

Thank you Rick, I need to get mine sharpened, I think the sap from plants wear them out Rolling my eyes.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
Mar 24, 2015 10:41 AM CST
Sap is bad stuff, it needs to be wiped off immediately or sooner. You're right about that, Doris!

My little pet in full bloom. "Happy Gold" Only three years old, a grafted plant, wish it was twenty years old and in the ground!!!!
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.Up close, the flowers open a nice soft butter yellow, and stay that way if the plant is in shade, but the petals sunburn to a pretty pink.
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OK, big plants next time!!

Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Mar 24, 2015 12:01 PM CST
That is really pretty
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Mar 24, 2015 12:23 PM CST
I agree , just lovely.

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