Adeniums forum: Adenium socotranum

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Name: Clarence Poole
Western, North Carolina (Zone 7a)
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koiguy
Oct 13, 2012 6:49 PM CST
Over the years I've had people ask me about these,how do i tell if I'm buying a true Adenium socotranum .look at the leaves on it.Belive me I've paid the price for the phony ones.Now I have two true ones.
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FYI. I would add one more thing here I will have some Pitcher plants forsale in about a month I'm rooting some now.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 13, 2012 7:25 PM CST
Isn't it also the very upright slender growth that classifies it as a socotranum?
Name: Clarence Poole
Western, North Carolina (Zone 7a)
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koiguy
Oct 13, 2012 9:07 PM CST
I forgot to add the side shot of mine,yes they are slender,the point I wanted to make on them is the leaves,which are more rounded on the ends also darker leaf color.I have more of them coming in before long .
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This is another of ones not mine which show them at six years of age in which they have started their long growth turning into long slender growth pattern.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Oct 14, 2012 4:01 AM CST
Excellent! Thanks for the pictures.
Name: Mike
WI (Zone 4b)
Cactus and Succulents Amaryllis Plumerias
johnsonm08
Oct 14, 2012 11:08 AM CST
Nice plant.
That one is on my want list too.
Mike
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Oct 15, 2012 7:41 AM CST
Ha, I saw a photo of one that was nine years old, about three feet tall, and had its' first bloom. Like a broomstick with one little pink flower at the top.

Socotranums are THE most amazing Adeniums, but they must have to be 50+ years old to be anything like those on the island of Socotra where they come from.

I have an abomination, a grafted bit of real Soco that Warunee had, I guess she got some branches from a real 'tree' and grafted them onto a rootstock of.... maybe arabicum.

Yes, the leaves are sort of blunt and very thick and leathery, totally different.

I MUST get a new camera. Life is less without photos...

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