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LevinM
Sep 10, 2016 7:46 AM CST
These Adenium seedlings germinated after four days, and now they are two weeks old. they are pinkish /white and I am not sure if they will survive because the lack of chlorophyll. What have I done wrong? Is it a mutation? Will they survive? Thank you in advance.
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Name: James
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JamesAcclaims
Sep 10, 2016 8:04 AM CST
I love these little guys, but unfortunately most do not survive. The only advice I can give is to baby the mess out of it. No direct light--just filtered bright indirect, bottom water it, and pray. I have heard that if they survive to a certain size that they can be micrografted to a root stock or another Adenium, but I have never seen this work successfully anywhere.

Good luck! Welcome to NGA! Keep us posted on your growth Thumbs up

Edited to add: Feel free to pop over to the Adenium forum and feel your way around. Lots of very knowledgeable individuals there.
http://garden.org/forums/view/adenium/
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Sep 10, 2016 8:20 AM CST
I have grown something like 400 seedlings over the last couple of years and have seen these mutations. None of the ones I had survived. I agree, the lack of chlorophyll will not sustain them.

Welcome to NGA, @LevinM. Welcome! Please do visit the Adenium forum. http://garden.org/forums/view/adenium/

LevinM
Sep 10, 2016 8:27 AM CST
Many thanks for your prompt reply, JamesAcclaims ! Not good news about my seedlings Sad I will definitely keep you posted on my new growth (If there will be one)... Thank You!

LevinM
Sep 10, 2016 8:34 AM CST
Many thanks Rainbow. Smiling How unfortunate is it to have the first two Adenium seedling to be mutation. Thank You!
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LevinM
Sep 10, 2016 8:35 AM CST
Many thanks Rainbow. Smiling How unfortunate is it to have the first two Adenium seedling to be mutation. Thank You!
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
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Rainbow
Sep 10, 2016 8:43 AM CST
Oh my! Your very first were mutants? Hey, chin up...your next ones should be okay from then on. Crossing Fingers! I have a pair of seed pods growing right now. When they ripen I would be glad to send you seeds. Angel

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