Southwest Gardening forum: Show me your Adeniums :)

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Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
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FrangipaniAz
Jun 3, 2010 7:24 PM CST
I recently bought a small adenium... I had been growing plumeria for years and was looking for a little change, and something a little smaller Smiling I'd love to see pictures of everyone's adenium's... also, how do people care for them... what fertilizer do you use, what light exposure, what planting medium?? Let's help each other grow healthy, happy adenium's :)
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 3, 2010 8:58 PM CST
I killed both of mine this winter, I have nothing to show Sad I let them get wet, when I should have been keeping them dry. It was all the extra rain we had this year ;( THey got soggy and turned to mush :((((((......

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Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
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FrangipaniAz
Jun 4, 2010 12:19 AM CST
I think that's how my mom killed one of her's... I kept mine inside, relatively dry, and watered when the little leaf buds started popping... Hope I see some blooms, but don't know when that usually happens...
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 4, 2010 2:14 AM CST
It can happen almost anytime I think. Slowly transition it to full sun, if you haven't already, and keep it watered, now that it is hot. It will start blooming within the month. Fertilize with a time released fertilizer.

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Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
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FrangipaniAz
Jun 4, 2010 8:46 AM CST
Time release?? ok, I can do that... next question though.... what type of soil?? I still have it in the nursery pot it came in and I'm not really sure what's in it...
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 4, 2010 10:28 AM CST
good ole cactus soil. Maybe when we go to Tucson next weekend nursery hoping I can get me another nice speciman? I will have to be very protective of this one though!!!

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Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
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FrangipaniAz
Jun 4, 2010 12:26 PM CST
haha, yea, I tried to get my mom a replacement, but I couldn't find one... I was shocked... I'm going out for cactus soil today for my plumeria and I'll pick up soil and a pot for the adenium... it's really small right now, what size pot would you recommend??
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 4, 2010 12:45 PM CST
How Small? They grow really slow.

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Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
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FrangipaniAz
Jun 4, 2010 1:37 PM CST
maybe a foot tall, max... the nursery pot it came in is a 4"... I just think it needs a bigger pot...
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 4, 2010 2:06 PM CST
I think a 6" or 8" pot would be fine. Remember the thicker caudx will be under the soil, so raise it up a little out of the soil when you replant it to show off more of that thick caudex, just under the soil line.

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Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
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FrangipaniAz
Jun 4, 2010 2:13 PM CST
Ok, thanks, I wouldn't have known to do that... :)
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Jun 6, 2010 3:35 PM CST
Hey Alan and Brit - there is a vendor at the Farmer's Market downtown on Saturday's that has Adeniums in varying sizes. I don't know how much they are but will check next weekend if we go. I know Alma goes a lot too and maybe she can check it out too... He had a few Plumeria too.

They are cool plants and I'm kinda tempted to get one myself - lol...
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Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
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FrangipaniAz
Jun 6, 2010 11:05 PM CST
I love mine, it's sooo cute... yea, let me know what you find out... also, where is this magical farmer's market?? I'm taking the next couple weekends off and would love to go down there Smiling is it both Saturday and Sunday, or just one day??
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Jun 7, 2010 12:04 PM CST
The market is Saturdays from 8-noon and Wednesdays from 4-8. Different vendors both days. I know the guy with the Adeniums is there Saturday but not sure about Wednesday. The market is downtown at Central and McKinley (just south of Roosevelt).

http://www.phoenixpublicmarket.com/
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 7, 2010 12:37 PM CST
Are you talking about Singhs Farm:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/singh-farms-scottsdale

Only open Saturday I believe, but wouldn't swear to it.

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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Jun 7, 2010 1:34 PM CST
Singh Farms is the primo source locally for compost. Only open Saturdays - you are correct. The Phoenix Public Market is a whole 'nother ballgame...
God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. ~Author Unknown
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 7, 2010 1:44 PM CST
Singh farm also sales fresh market produce, all organic as I recall. I thought that was what you were asking about.

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Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Orchids Daylilies Tropicals Roses Region: Southwest Gardening
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FrangipaniAz
Jun 7, 2010 2:36 PM CST
Awesome!! I'll check out the Adenium guy in a couple weeks... if you go this weekend can you scout prices for me??
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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locakelly
Jun 7, 2010 3:16 PM CST
I sure will! I want to go Saturday if all goes as planned. Smiling
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