Adeniums forum: Adenium help

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Name: Jennifer Earnshaw
Kansas City Ks (Zone 6a)
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jenjan12345
Dec 31, 2015 9:22 PM CST
This is my first time growing adeniums. I've no clue what to do can I get some help all advice welcome attached are my seeds I have 140 planted quite a few have germinated the second tray is barely sprouting there 5 days old these I didn't soak like the first tray maybe that's why ? all are from fresh seed. I've got one under a regular fluorescent light and the other a regular heat
Light. All advice is welcome I hAve been all over the Internet there's so much to learn also can anyone tell what kind of adenium I have?

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 31, 2015 11:25 PM CST
Wow, that's a lot of Adeniums! Did all those seeds come from that one plant? They make the cutest little fat seedlings. For most seedlings, the fluorescent light will be the best, or regular sunlight from a window as much as possible.

It's hard to say which cultivar you have because there are a lot with similar color flowers. But the common name is Desert Rose, and the botanical is Ademium obesum.
Elaine

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Name: Jennifer Earnshaw
Kansas City Ks (Zone 6a)
All advice welcome
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jenjan12345
Jan 1, 2016 7:59 AM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:Wow, that's a lot of Adeniums! Did all those seeds come from that one plant? They make the cutest little fat seedlings. For most seedlings, the fluorescent light will be the best, or regular sunlight from a window as much as possible.

It's hard to say which cultivar you have because there are a lot with similar color flowers. But the common name is Desert Rose, and the botanical is Ademium obesum.



Yes they came from the same plant and I still have 21 more seeds put up to plant this summer. So should I replace the heat light I have on my seedling with a florescent light then?
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 1, 2016 8:19 AM CST
Yes, if it is just a heat lamp, it will make your seedlings grow very tall and lanky and weak. It's ok for germinating the seed, but once they have green leaves they need a certain spectrum of light that fluorescents supply but a heat lamp would not. Without enough light, they will not survive. It's much better to grow the seedlings a little on the cool side, (but don't let them get below @ 55) with lots of light than too warm in low light.

What are you planning to do with that many plants? By summer you'll be needing to pot each one up into successively bigger pots . . . know anyone with a nursery?
Elaine

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Name: Jennifer Earnshaw
Kansas City Ks (Zone 6a)
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jenjan12345
Jan 1, 2016 9:44 AM CST
I was going to give some away since this is my first batch I wanted to see how many survive first but the light said grow light on the box is there a difference? I can switch to fluorescent if needed
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Name: Willeke
Netherlands (Zone 8b)
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Adeniumgirl
Jan 1, 2016 10:01 AM CST
Adenium seedlings do need a warm temperature to germinate. I keep mine in a heated propagator that I keep at about 31 celcius. I also soak them for about 4 hours before sowing. With that temperature it can take from as little as to 3 to a week, but most will germinate within 5 days.
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 1, 2016 10:24 AM CST
If it said "grow light" on the box then it is probably fine.
Elaine

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Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
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RCanada
Jan 1, 2016 10:24 AM CST
Jennifer, I am not a expert on grow lights. I do use them. The light should state whether it is Full Spectrum and list the amount of Kelvin it has. My florescent bulbs are T5 High Output w 6400K. The full spectrum will cover most of the colors within light to assist with growth and vegetation. As I said I am not an expert and will not delve into the science of light.
The High Output florescent lights do come in a "pig tail" form also and not just 2', 4' tubes.
There are many different lights available, so check out yours first before spending any more money. A plane heat lamp will not give the right light.
Rick
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Name: Jennifer Earnshaw
Kansas City Ks (Zone 6a)
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jenjan12345
Jan 1, 2016 10:54 AM CST
Yes mine said grow light but it's also not a led but it's a blue bulb. But to safe I switched my grow light to the seeds that are still sprouting and the florescent to the ones that have already sprouted. How long after they sprout should I take the cover off?
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Name: Jennifer Earnshaw
Kansas City Ks (Zone 6a)
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jenjan12345
Jan 1, 2016 11:11 AM CST
Also my mother plant I want to uproot that can I do that anytime or should I wait till spring?
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Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
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RCanada
Jan 1, 2016 11:21 AM CST
Jennifer, The dome should come off when at least 60% have germinated. Can mist to keep soil surface moist after this to see if any others come up.
Generally I would do most repotting in the spring. Depends on where you reside and climate. For myself, I do in the spring when I see the trees pushing out new growth. Then I know they are active. This is also when I do my pruning.
Rick
"Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I received"
Name: Jennifer Earnshaw
Kansas City Ks (Zone 6a)
All advice welcome
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jenjan12345
Jan 1, 2016 12:12 PM CST
Ok thanks everyone for your help
The New Gardner

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