The Main Plant entry for Adeniums (Adenium)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Dry
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-07-05
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-07-11
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-08-15
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Location: North LouisianaDate: 2020-06-28
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-08-15
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Location:  North latitude    GPS Latitude              16, 1' 40.202" East longitude    GPS Longitude             80, 13' 53.124"
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2016-11-19
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Location: South Ethiopia, near TurmiDate: 2008-10-21
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-06-24
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Location: North LouisianaDate: Early AutumnAdenium Obesum - Seeds - Cleaned for planting or storage
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Location: North LouisianaDate: Early SummerAdenium obesum
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Location: North LouisianaDate: Late Winter Adenium arabicum
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2020-03-12
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Location: North LouisianaDate: 2020-06-28
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-08-08
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-08-08
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-08-15
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-08-21
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Date: 2013-03-10
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-07
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Location: North LouisianaDate: Early AutumnAdenium Obesum - Single Seed Fully "Opened"
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Location: North LouisianaDate: 2018-09-23
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Location: North LouisianaDate: 2018-09-23
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2020-09-06
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-04-10
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-07-21
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-08-03
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-04
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-07
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Location: South Ethiopia, near TurmiDate: 2008-10-21
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Location: South Ethiopia, near TurmiDate: 2008-10-21
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Location: Sangamon Co. Il.Date: 2018-05-24
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Location: North LouisianaDate: 2018-09-23
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2020-06-09
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2020-09-04Three months old plants
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2020-09-04One month old plaats
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-04-10
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-08-15
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Date: 2021-09-17
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Location: South FloridaDate: June 2012I don't know the cultivar of this one, but it is a faithful and a
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-04
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Location: HoustonDate: 2014-05-18
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2016-11-02
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2016-11-19
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-08-01
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Location: My gardenDate: 2019-02-28
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Location: North LouisianaDate: 2014-09-03
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Location: North LouisianaDate: 2020-04-02
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2020-06-02
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-04-11
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-04-11
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-08-15
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Date: 2021-09-07
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Location: South FloridaDate: Summer 2012
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Date: 2013-03-10
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Location: HoustonDate: 2014-05-18
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Location: Vancouver Island, B.C. CanadaDate: June - Oct 2014some blooms for 2014
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Location: North LouisianaDate: Early AutumnAdenium Obesum - Seeds
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Location: North LouisianaDate: Early Autumn - Adenium Obesum
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Location: North LouisianaDate: Early AutumnAdenium Obesum - Seed Pod
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Location: North LouisianaDate: Early AutumnAdenium Obesum - Seed Pods - Pair
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-04-09
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-04-11
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Date: 2021-09-07
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Date: 2021-09-17
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Date: 2013-03-10
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-04
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Location: South Ethiopia, near TurmiDate: 2008-10-21
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Location: North LouisianaDate: 2020-04-02
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Location: North LouisianaDate: 2020-04-02
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-04-11
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2021-07-22
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Date: 2021-09-17
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-04
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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 12, 2018 8:14 PM

In Feb. I received a 4" plant in a trade from someone who started it from seed. She didn't know the color. I've never grown these, so it's a learning experience. I have it on my porch, where it gets filtered morning sun and bright light all day. It must be happy because it's now 6 inches with 4 leaves on top. It has spurred my interest because I want to see what color it ends up being. Anyone have advice for success I need to know?

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 9:19 PM

"Adenium is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae.

Adenium obesum is grown as a houseplant in temperate regions. Numerous hybrids have been developed. Adeniums are appreciated for their colorful flowers, but also for their unusual, thick caudices. They can be grown for many years in a pot and are commonly used for bonsai.

Because seed-grown plants are not genetically identical to the mother plant, desirable varieties are commonly propagated by grafting. Genetically identical plants can also be propagated by cutting. However, cutting-grown plants do not tend to develop a desirable thick caudex as quickly as seed-grown plants.

Adenium obesum is also known as the desert rose. In the Philippines, due to its resemblance to the related genus Plumeria, and the fact that it was introduced to the Philippines from Bangkok, Thailand, the plant is also called as Bangkok kalachuchi."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...

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The "fattest" seedling possible? by purpleinopp Nov 18, 2016 3:25 PM 1
Seed Pods by deepsouth Apr 3, 2020 6:44 AM 0
Seedpod/seeds of my neighbor's adeniums by GigiPlumeria Aug 18, 2021 12:44 PM 1
Saving MD Adenium#6 - desert rose in rehabilitation by GigiPlumeria Sep 5, 2021 1:44 PM 0
New plant excitement by purpleinopp Sep 19, 2021 8:56 AM 46
Adenium arabicum 9-10-2021 by deepsouth Sep 13, 2021 3:13 AM 8
Adenium Grafting by Aashna Sep 14, 2021 6:59 AM 33
Flowers by Ben_from_Denmark Sep 6, 2021 12:35 AM 19
Two year old adenium by piksihk Sep 3, 2021 5:49 PM 4
Rebloom? Why this year? by BobinWIZn5 Sep 6, 2021 1:38 PM 16
Pictures - cutting and random seedlings (first time growing plumerias) by coeurdelion Aug 31, 2021 5:57 PM 4
Insights into the houseplant industry by NMoasis Aug 21, 2021 11:26 AM 15
Experiment: Encouraging Branching Without pruning by GigiPlumeria Sep 19, 2021 12:01 PM 13
unusual growth by Wildbloomers Aug 15, 2021 5:51 PM 10

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