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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Sep 22, 2015 8:21 AM CST
Ken, yes, horns. The pods look like steer horns somewhat.

Alice, are you growing adeniums?
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Sep 22, 2015 8:35 AM CST
Got it, not horns, but the info. Thumbs up
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Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Rainbow
Sep 22, 2015 8:36 AM CST
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Sep 22, 2015 8:44 AM CST
KD, not specifically. I grow anything that catches my eye. *Blush*

Being ancient, I have been gardening a very long time, was in the business for a while, and yes, I have grown adeniums over the years, but not recently until I rescued one from Lowe's.

Mostly I play with tropicals, especially begonias, a couple of orchids once in a while, nothing like you have. HOA does not permit gh's here so I am limited to what will survive in my 9a climate. House is full of windows but 3m film keeps the right light out. Bummer

Edited to say Oops, I meant to address this to KD
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Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Rainbow
Sep 22, 2015 8:54 AM CST
I am Kadie. I do like Ursula's name though...sounds exotic.

Thanks for sharing. Big Grin

Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Sep 22, 2015 8:56 AM CST
LOL, I did edit the post. Remember, I am ancient. Rolling my eyes.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Sep 22, 2015 8:58 AM CST
I know the feeling, Alice. Sighing!
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Sep 22, 2015 9:01 AM CST
really?? Smiling
It used to be a very common name in the town of Cologne/Germany, since St Ursula is the patron saint of that town. My mother was born and raised there.
Anyway, "seed horn" is probably the proper description of these seed pods as Kadie indicates.
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Sep 22, 2015 7:44 PM CST
drdawg said:I know the feeling, Alice. Sighing!


Me 2. But I like to think of it as more experienced. Rolling on the floor laughing
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osambrows
Jul 30, 2019 1:11 AM CST
Hi All,
I wish you all a good day and good health. I need some advice on adenium seedlings. I just happened to see adenium plants while googling dumb cane plant. Since then, I only think of adenium. I googled everywhere where to get them. When I returned for a holiday in Sweden, I found a seller. I bought about 30 seeds. I planted the seedlings 18th of June. Nothing was happening for over a month. I decided to remove the brown cover a bit and expose the greenish / whitish flesh, (an advice on a forum I read) some of them, I left as is! A week after, they stared germinating. I soaked the seeds for 24 hours before planting them in June. I think, I was sold old stocks of seeds. I purchased them from a private seller in Sweden. I am now in Istanbul Turkey, where I am currently working. I have googled on you tube and followed the steps, but most of the seeds did not propagate. These are the only surviving ones. They are 1 inch in height, 3 small ones, less than an inch. I keep them indoors. It is so hot in Istanbul that my other potted plants (leaves) are burnt. I live in an apartment, but there is plenty of sunlight on the balcony. My question is? Should I keep they away from indoor sunlight or can I let the sunlight shine on them while inside? This is my first time to this plant and I could use all of your help. I love plants and they keep me alive. I find it therapeutic too! I ordered some seedlings from Taiwan 20 days ago, but they have not arrived. I need all the advice I can get on how to plant adenium seeds. There are a lot of you tube advice, but I do not know which one to follow. Thank you all and God bless!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jul 30, 2019 5:35 AM CST
Welcome, @osambrows.

I can only tell you how I germinate adenium seeds. I'm certainly no expert though I have approximately 100 desert roses, from tiny seedlings to 40 year old plants. I use seed-starter trays, with 72 or 98 "compartments". I fill those cells with seed-starter media and then soak the media for 15-30 min. so that it'll be moist. I punch a hole with the eraser end of a pencil, a hole about 1/4" deep, putting a single seed in that hole. I then sprinkle the media over the entire tray, filling the holes. I'll then mist that seed-laden tray to moisten the new media. That tray will be put in my shade-house, a shaded structure built for my orchid collection. This tray will never get sun. The shade-cloth is 50%, so the sun's rays are reduced by that amount. That's where my tray will stay through germination. When the seedlings are about 3" tall, each plant, including the seed-starting media, will then be moved to individual 2-3" pots. I use regular, well-draining potting soil to fill in the pot. Those pots remain in the shade-house until they have grown another inch or two and then they are acclimated to full sun. This process takes me approximately 3-4 mo.

By the way, fresh seeds are far superior to old seeds, even seeds that are only weeks old. At least that's been my experience. My fresh seeds germinate almost 100% and will germinate in 1-2 wk.

Here's my shade-house (just so you understand shading), a tray of seedlings, and seedlings potted up.

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drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.

osambrows
Jul 31, 2019 8:36 AM CST
Thank You! Thanks Drdawg! I am so grateful for your reply. I am still waiting for my seeds to be delivered. The parcel is now in Istanbul, but, it is still with the customs officials! (according to the parcel tracker monitor).

Since you have 100 desert roses and many other plants, you definitely have a lot of experience. I am hoping to start planting my seeds after tomorrow when I get them. I live in a flat, with 4 small balconies. There is always sunshine in one/two balconies when the weather is good.

Unfortunately, I have to travel to Sweden on the 5th, this coming Monday for 11 days. But, I will still plant some seeds to test as soon as I get them. I willI ask a friend to water them for me with a very detailed instructions from you tube :rofl

BTW, I bought cactus soil mix here in Istanbul. It is like crushed lava rocks. Is this how it is supposed to be? Can I use and add this (mixed with soil and perlite) to plant the Adenium seeds? I really do not know what is the best soil mix to use. I've bought so many seeds so I will experiment and use different mixture. I did not know anything about Adeniums before. I was googling another plant when I accidentally saw a video from Maria's Garden of Punta Florida. Since then, I only think and dream of having Adeniums.

BTW, that shade house of yours look really nice. A perfect place to have a beer or a glass of wine on the side while caring for the plants!

Thanks a lot for your reply and advice Drdawg. I really really appreciate it! Please don't forget to update me/us on the progress of your Adenium when you have time. Thank You!

Take care and God bless!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jul 31, 2019 9:08 AM CST
No wine or beer out there. That would be best suited in my lanai. It's so hot and humid now in S. Florida (heat index of 100+ pretty much every day and that starts in June and ends in October) that it's no fun being outside anytime of day or night. Our lows are in the mid to upper 70's, so we never really cool down. That's just typical S. Florida. Here's what a lanai looks like in Florida.


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drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.

osambrows
Aug 3, 2019 9:15 AM CST
Now I am jealous Rolling on the floor laughing I thought the shady place was already fantastic, now a lanai looking like that nodding Grumbling I can't even put a chair here on the balconies. Plus, I wouldn't want the Istanbulites to see me hanging out on my balconies. If I can only bring the heat and adenium from Istanbul to Sweden. I think I am in the wrong place. BUT, I am very pleased to have these mini balconies here in Istanbul where I can let my adeniums grow. Having plants and trying to grow Adeniums while being here is already a great help. It's my survival kit and my self therapy.

I have planted 60 seedlings as a test on this tray and another 15 on a normal pot. I am leaving on Monday for 11 days back to Sweden to attend a wedding. If they die, they die! 😂😭. They will stay indoors, with just a small opening on my balcony door. I hope they survive.

BTW Drdawg.. should I cover it with a cling film or not? The temperature inside the flat is at least 23 or higher (centigrade). Outside is very humid and almost 32degrees, some days higher. They say it will be hotter next week while I am away. I am a bit worried that the seeds will rot because there will be very little air circulation when I leave. I have to close the balcony doors and windows. I'll leave one balcony door slightly open in the kitchen where the adenium seedlings will be placed.

Should I cover it wing cling film? I would really appreciate your advice on this one?

Have a great day and enjoy the lovely weather in Florida.


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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Aug 3, 2019 2:34 PM CST
I would never suggest enclosing that tray/pot in cellophane wrap. That would surely encourage fungal growth. Any air movement is far better than none. The worst that will happen while you are away is that the seed-starting media will dry out, but that won't really harm the seeds. If you have seedlings sprouting, they won't do well with extended "drought" though.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.

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