Adeniums forum: My Adenium obesum made its first flower

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Jun 3, 2015 9:30 AM CST
I waited patiently for 4 or 5 years for my seed-grown plant to make flowers. I was rewarded today. I love the color!!

There is no cultivar name.


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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 3, 2015 9:43 AM CST
Since it's a seedling you can give it your own name!! It's beautiful!! Thumbs up
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Jun 3, 2015 9:46 AM CST
Thanks so much, Hetty!
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Jun 3, 2015 2:10 PM CST
Very pretty! I'm so happy for you! It has a lot of buds, too. Don't feed/water it a lot right now. Buds will drink themselves to death and fall off, boooo

Wow, Delaware, not the easiest place for keeping Adeniums! Where did you get the seed?
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Jun 3, 2015 3:49 PM CST
Thanks, Melissa, so much! I appreciate the guidance on water / fertilizer schedule. I was not aware. How tragic it would be to have seen them all drop. Oy!

I got the seeds in a seed trade. I got lucky with that trade.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jun 3, 2015 3:51 PM CST
Love it! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Jun 3, 2015 3:52 PM CST
Is Adenium obesum self-compatible?
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Jun 3, 2015 3:54 PM CST
Thanks, tarev!
Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Jun 3, 2015 5:35 PM CST
Gerris2 said:I waited patiently for 4 or 5 years for my seed-grown plant to make flowers. I was rewarded today. I love the color!!

You grew this beautiful plant for so many years...continue to do what you have been doing.
Happy growing! Smiling
(p.s.) I love the color also, and the form...she looks robust and proud.
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Jun 3, 2015 8:05 PM CST
Every person is my teacher, in that I may learn from them.

Thanks, KadieD!
Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Jun 4, 2015 6:27 AM CST
Gerris2 said:Every person is my teacher, in that I may learn from them.

Thanks, KadieD!

Very smart way of looking at it.

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
Jun 4, 2015 6:29 AM CST
Yes, to your question about self-compatibility. The trick is to find the pollen! Adeniums are weird plants in every way. I don't have a photo for you, but if you google images adenium flower pollen, there is a cut away photo of the structure. The pollen is inside a sort of teepee, and the pistil, female part, is separated by a fleshy sort of bit, so generally the flowers don't produce seeds. Youtube has a number of videos about pollinating, all are for using two flowers, but you could adapt to one flower. I use an exacto knife to slice open a one day old flower to pollinate. I try to cause as little injury as possible. I transfer pollen with a tiny paintbrush that artists use to paint miniatures.

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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Jun 4, 2015 2:43 PM CST
Hi Joseph,
I edited my comment to include a compliment on your flower.
-Kadie

"You grew this beautiful plant for so many years...continue to do what you have been doing.
Happy growing! Smiling
(p.s.) I love the color also, and the form...she looks robust and proud."
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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Jun 5, 2015 6:47 PM CST
Congratulations on your 1st successful seed grown plant. I agree It's a beautiful plant. Thumbs up
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Jun 5, 2015 8:29 PM CST
Here is my other Adenium obesum I grew out from seed. Seed came from Mr. Ko on eBay years ago. I have unfortunately lost the identity tag. That doesn't bother me, I think it is mahvelous, simply mahvelous.


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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Jun 5, 2015 8:41 PM CST
Yes, it is. I think pink and pink/white DR blooms are so dainty looking.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jun 5, 2015 8:54 PM CST
I love it! Lovey dubby
Name: Kim
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klc
Jun 6, 2015 2:19 PM CST
Beautiful flowers/plants Joseph!!! Hurray!

I JUST started growing DRs last fall... started with 3 but lost one during the winter (my weakest one to start with) and they have just come out of dormancy with great looking new leaves. Gonna try these two for a bit and see if I can grow them here in PA before I adventure into growing seeds.
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
Name: Cindi Russo
Palm Harbor, FL (Zone 9b)
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cindiquilt
Jun 7, 2015 5:58 PM CST
Beautiful desert rose.
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Here is mine. I bought it two years ago.
I'm now addicted. I bought three today, about 18 inches tall, no current blossoms, so I don't know the color. They badly need repotting and one needs pruning.

Cindi
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Jun 7, 2015 6:47 PM CST
That's an awesome display of flowers Cindi!!

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