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: Wilmington, Delaware USA
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Location: North Louisiana
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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: South Ethiopia, near TurmiDate: 2008-10-21
By Orsola
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-06-24
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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: 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: 2020-06-28
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Date: 2013-03-10
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-04
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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: North LouisianaDate: Early AutumnAdenium Obesum - Seeds - Cleaned for planting or storage
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Location: North LouisianaDate: 2018-09-23
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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: 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: 2013-06-07
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
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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: all photos from my gardens
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Location: My gardenDate: 2019-02-28
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Location: North LouisianaDate: 2018-09-23
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Location: North LouisianaDate: 2014-09-03
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2020-06-02
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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaDate: 2020-06-09
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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: 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: 2018-08-01
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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: North LouisianaDate: 2018-09-23
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Location: Fountain, Florida
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-04
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-04
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-04
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Location: HoustonDate: 2014-05-18
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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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