Orchids forum: adenium seeds

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 17, 2015 11:55 AM CST
I got the seeds in today, Ursula. Thank you.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 17, 2015 1:12 PM CST

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Great! Have fun. I will start a small flat tomorrow also, so I can see the germination rate. I still have plenty.....
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drdawg
Mar 17, 2015 1:19 PM CST
Do you use peat, milled sphagnum moss, or perhaps another starting medium? I now start all my vegetable seeds in sphagnum but have a bale of peat as well. Are these seeds top-sown or lightly covered?
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 17, 2015 1:51 PM CST

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I think I will use regular potting soil with some fine Dyna rock mixed in. I will cover the seeds very slightly.
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drdawg
Mar 17, 2015 3:00 PM CST
Thanks. We can compare results, IF I get any to germinate.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 17, 2015 4:24 PM CST

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Oh you will. These seeds were from last Summer's crop and the seed horns busted open just recently, some late Fall, some this Winter. So you would think they are reasonably fresh.
Have fun and good luck! Thumbs up
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 17, 2015 6:02 PM CST
Thank You!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 20, 2015 12:20 PM CST
Ursula, are adenium plants long-lived, say like the jade, staghorn, and fiddle leaf ficus?
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 20, 2015 1:25 PM CST

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Yes, they are. Adeniums are tough plants, similar to most Pachypodiums.
The one major way to lose a mature plant is not to provide proper drainage. I find they do better for me if they are quite pot-bound, meaning there is not too much potting soil around the roots to stay wet during Summer rains as an example. I like to mix quite a lot of Dyno Rok into the potting soil, for good drainage. Clay pots are good to use, not plastic.
I almost lost my large plant by leaving a dense mat of Haworthia cymbiformis on top of the soil, forming a fairly tight cuff around the bottom of the trunk. Things didn't dry up quickly enough and some rot set in. I saved the plant by rooting a bunch of cuttings, which now are again growing well.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 20, 2015 3:09 PM CST
Thanks for the additional information, Ursula.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 1, 2015 8:27 AM CST

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This wonderful link was posted on the Adenium forum
The thread "Excellent write up" in Adeniums forum
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 4, 2015 9:46 AM CST

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My Adenium seeds are germinating! Smiling Glad to see they are indeed viable!

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