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Name: TJOE
Indonesia
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Kaktus
Aug 11, 2021 12:05 AM CST
Found the following picture in the internet, would like to see whether we can create similar adenium by planting a lot of seeds in one pot and expect their roots / caudex to join into 1 trunk. This will be a good learning process.
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There will be no rules, you are free to use 1 adenium to 100 adeniums, grow from seed or use existing seedlings.
Everyone are welcome to participate in this challenge.

The winner will get 5 acrons Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

It will be good if we can perform monthly updates with photos to show the progress. But feel free to make a daily update if you want.

Feel free to add anything...
If they look healthy, do nothing
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Name: Walt Foss
Dallas Area (Zone 8a)
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2ManyPlants
Aug 11, 2021 1:59 AM CST
Sounds like a fun challenge. I'm in!
Although I'm worried that monthly photos of mine will look like the same photo, as mine grow at the speed of glaciers Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 11, 2021 8:28 PM CST
Walt I looked at mine and it has been 3 months and my seedlings are still barely 3 inches tall. And 2 that are 3 months from the dwarf Adenium are only 1 inch tall.

So I have not repotted them yet.
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Name: TJOE
Indonesia
Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Enjoys or suffers hot summers Keeper of Koi Composter Fruit Growers
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Kaktus
Aug 11, 2021 8:35 PM CST
2ManyPlants said:Sounds like a fun challenge. I'm in!
Although I'm worried that monthly photos of mine will look like the same photo, as mine grow at the speed of glaciers Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


Never mind at least we will know that your adeniums still alive... Big Grin

My baby seedlings are ready, but can not repot them now as the soil is too wet , and I can not decide on where / how to pot them, as I need to make sure that latter during the next repot, all the adeniums still in one piece, not falling apart.
If they look healthy, do nothing
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Name: TJOE
Indonesia
Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Enjoys or suffers hot summers Keeper of Koi Composter Fruit Growers
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener
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Kaktus
Aug 12, 2021 5:44 PM CST
This is my first Challenger, 15 mixed neglected adeniums. I trimmed their main roots by 1 cm, assume this will create more side roots.
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If they look healthy, do nothing
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 12, 2021 6:49 PM CST
Looks good! I tip my hat to you.

I will have to wait until my seedlings are bigger. But meantime would love to see everyone's progress!
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Name: TJOE
Indonesia
Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Enjoys or suffers hot summers Keeper of Koi Composter Fruit Growers
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener
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Kaktus
Aug 14, 2021 5:55 AM CST
another rivals...
Since I have so many aged seeds, might as well make use of them, since they are not fresh, don't know whether they can sprout or not, I checked with google, the best is only 3 - 6 months, all of these seeds are more than 1 year old Sad

I made 2 pots of pink, 2 reds and 1 white color adeniums. The seeds in the pot are from the same seedpod, if they can sprout then I will expect a more balanced growth.
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@Wildbloomers , would appreciate if you post your contender here. While we are waiting for @2ManyPlants , @GigiPlumeria and others to post theirs
If they look healthy, do nothing
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 14, 2021 5:58 AM CST
OMG - that is a lot of seeds!
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Central Florida (Zone 10a)
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Wildbloomers
Aug 14, 2021 7:47 AM CST
As requested

This was a neglected pot of seedlings, no tag (sometimes blue jays steal them for nesting material) so I don't know what they are. They were all from the same seed pod. I repotted from plastic to a clay pot 8"wide and lifted them at the same time. I will prune them after giving them some time to adjust.

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Be kind, we all struggle sometimes.
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 14, 2021 8:44 AM CST
My seeds were viable even if they were over a year old but I kept mine in the fridge. The germination rate of my fresh seeds and the old ones were about the same but maybe because I used the same media as my other adenium plants. Tried perlite only, they grew but mostly rotted. I let too much moisture in my mini-green house (re: clear plastic cup). On hindsight, maybe I should have removed the plastic cup cover when the seeds sprouted. So lesson learned.
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Wildbloomers
Aug 14, 2021 10:02 AM CST
Failure.....the best teacher!
Be kind, we all struggle sometimes.
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 14, 2021 10:09 AM CST
I agree
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India (Zone 13b)
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Aashna
Aug 15, 2021 10:14 AM CST
My seedpod is still on plant. Grin will keep visiting to learn. Smiling
Name: TJOE
Indonesia
Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Enjoys or suffers hot summers Keeper of Koi Composter Fruit Growers
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Kaktus
Aug 20, 2021 10:22 PM CST
A quick update on the aged seeds, I saw some fungi growing in 2 pots, sprinkled some fungicide on them. And I have sowed another 3 pots with 35 fresh seeds each as a backup.
If they look healthy, do nothing
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 20, 2021 10:34 PM CST
Good thing you have plenty of seeds.
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 22, 2021 4:06 AM CST


@chhari55 I see a group of adeniums here that will be good for this adenium challenge.
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
Plumerias Roses Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Container Gardener Hibiscus
Miniature Gardening Orchids Garden Ideas: Level 1
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 22, 2021 4:10 AM CST
Kaktus said:

no, its too much, but this morning I managed to collect some 12 - 15 seeds from the variegated seedpod that has not been blown away, I should have visited them yesterday, probably I can get 30 to 50.


Well if you group them in one communal pot, it only counts as 1 group of multiplants - perfect for adenium challenge.
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Name: TJOE
Indonesia
Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Enjoys or suffers hot summers Keeper of Koi Composter Fruit Growers
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener
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Kaktus
Aug 22, 2021 5:29 AM CST
GigiPlumeria said:

Well if you group them in one communal pot, it only counts as 1 group of multiplants - perfect for adenium challenge.

hahaha.. I think I have created almost 10 pots of this already, but it is good that this adenium challenge has save a lot of space, last year I grown like 50 to 100 from seeds, at the end a lot of them are neglected.

GigiPlumeria said:https://garden.org/plants/multi/view/12530/
@chhari55 I see a group of adeniums here that will be good for this adenium challenge.

chhari55 is a senior in Adeniums , he has a lot of beautiful plants.. I tip my hat to you.
If they look healthy, do nothing
Name: TJOE
Indonesia
Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Enjoys or suffers hot summers Keeper of Koi Composter Fruit Growers
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener
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Kaktus
Aug 23, 2021 5:19 PM CST
Lovey dubby Kuch Kuch Hotahe Big Grin Lovey dubby
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If they look healthy, do nothing
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
Plumerias Roses Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Container Gardener Hibiscus
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 23, 2021 5:44 PM CST
Nice Hurray! Hurray! !

I started 20 of my neighbor's adenium seeds in a communal pot (mixture of sand and perlite) and 18 in individual jiffy seed starting pellets. Hopefully they germinate! Crossing Fingers! He only wants 2 but I will give him 5 and another neighbor 5. Whistling Then I have a few more seedlings for experiments.
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