Adeniums forum: Adenium oleifolium

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Pachypode
Apr 16, 2016 12:27 PM CST
This clump of Adenium oleifolium has come out of dormancy and is leafing out quickly.

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Name: Marica
Northern Ca mountains 4000' (Zone 7b)
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crystalview
Apr 20, 2016 6:53 PM CST
Will the caudex's merge as it ages? I would think it would get crowded. Wonder if they will twist to each other. I am guessing that you would not bonsai this on a small scale you would just let it grow. Interesting idea
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Rainbow
Apr 20, 2016 11:50 PM CST
I read in Dr. Dimmit's article that this species is the smallest in the genus. And that "the caudex is subterranean, and the stems are scarcely succulent and rarely reach a foot tall". A. oleifolium

Pachy, have they produced flowers yet?


Pachypode
Apr 24, 2016 3:29 AM CST
crystalview, Rainbow, sorry for the delay in responding. It's been a busy week at work for me.

crystalview, I do think in time the caudices of all five will fuse together. However this is a really slow growing species and it will be a long time before that happens. I plan on moving up to larger pots as the plants grow, so crowding won't be a problem.

Rainbow, your right, this is a dwarf species. I've gotten flowers from my A. boehmianum, A. swazicum, A. multiflorum, A. crispum, A. sp. Tanzania, A. somalense, A. arabicum and A. obesum plants, but I have not gotten flowers from this species or my A. socotranum and A. dhofarense plants. These three are really slow growing species, so I think it will be a while before I see flowers.
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
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Rainbow
Apr 24, 2016 8:48 AM CST
Wow, Pachypode! It will be a real treat to eventually see your entire collection and get periodic updates of their development. Smiling Thumbs up

Do you have all the adenium species and subspecies in your collection?

Pachypode
Apr 25, 2016 3:40 AM CST
Rainbow, Of the types known, I'm only missing the northern/western form of Adenium obesum. It is possible that more forms (species?) are waiting to be identified.

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