Adeniums forum: ordered true Adenium socotranum seedling

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Name: adam
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adamgreen
Aug 26, 2014 1:56 PM CST
I ordered a true Adenium socotranum seedling from arid lands as an early birthday present to my self.
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Aug 27, 2014 5:45 AM CST
What is the difference.
Name: adam
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adamgreen
Aug 27, 2014 8:49 AM CST
It's a species of adenium from the island of socotra that grows very slowly.
Here is a pic of one that has got to be over a hundred years old.

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Aug 27, 2014 10:50 AM CST
Hahaha, have fun with it! But then I laugh because a friend sent me some socatranum seeds, almost to my dismay. One inch tall is a year's growth. Dr. Dimmit's plant was a scrawny three foot stick when it finally had one blossom, at EIGHT years of age! Hahahaha.

That photo might be of a much older plant than 100 years. Too bad they don't have growth rings so their age can be determined. Another haha at the length of my link below! It's photos from the island, with the amazing Dragon Trees, as well as the Adeniums. Off the coast of Africa, near the pointy 'nose' bit of Africa, east.

https://www.google.com/search?q=socotra&tbm=isch&tbo=u&sourc...
Name: Jim Cook
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jimsned2
Aug 27, 2014 2:47 PM CST
I just loved those pics Milissa; I have a question.... How often do you think they water and feed them ? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: adam
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adamgreen
Aug 27, 2014 2:57 PM CST
Telling from the size of them you don't want to stand too close. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Aug 28, 2014 10:19 AM CST
They have large souls!
Name: adam
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adamgreen
Aug 29, 2014 9:41 AM CST
Here it is. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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Dutchlady1
Aug 29, 2014 10:54 AM CST
how nice!
Name: Rick
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RCanada
Aug 29, 2014 4:31 PM CST
Many graft the True Socotranum onto an Arabicum or other root stock. Seems to be quite common nowadays.
I have quite a few seedlings I started 1yr. Ago and as Melissa stated, they are very slow.
Got yours at a good age Adam.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Aug 29, 2014 7:47 PM CST
Lovely young plant Adam! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Name: adam
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adamgreen
Aug 30, 2014 11:00 AM CST
Here it is in it's new home.

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I planted it in a soiless mix that is equal parts perlite,oil dry, and gran I grit.
How long should I wait before watering it? How often should I water it?

Will it do good as a house plant by a west window for now?
I was thinking after I move to my new apartment I'll get it a grow light.

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tarev
Aug 30, 2014 1:37 PM CST
I think give it about a week, as it acclimates and heals any disturbance on its roots. Then water away, directly on the media.

Name: Rick
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RCanada
Aug 30, 2014 5:27 PM CST
I usually wait for 4 days when I get new bare root plants, then water in lightly. Bare root come with no leaves or any fine feeder roots.
Yours has leaves. I would give it a light "fine mist", not a heavy spray of water in a few days. Not it hot sun. It can take some in throught it's leaves.
Rick
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Sep 2, 2014 9:35 AM CST
I agree. When it starts growing new leves, whenever that might be, yo can water a LOT, with the potting mix you used. Every other day. BUT the leaves must be growing actively.

I have a grafted supposed-to-be socotranum, but I am beginning to believe it's an omani. Hey, Jim! There are maybe fourteen different kinds of Adeniums.

Really nice plant, there, Adam. I bet you smile every time you see --- him? her?
Name: Jim Cook
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jimsned2
Sep 5, 2014 8:43 AM CST
I know Melissa, just felt like being snarky. Sorry. Just know that your my go to girl (women) if I have a serious question. No hard feelings I hope.

Jim

Name: adam
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adamgreen
Sep 6, 2014 3:24 PM CST
How long should I wait before I fertilize it.
With it I was thinking of using fish emulsion will that work good?
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Sep 8, 2014 11:22 AM CST
Fertilize when it is actively growing new leaves/stem. Close observation is the key. Socotranum is probably dormant most of the time, but I don't know that for sure.

Look where it grows!!

Fish emulsion should be fine.

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