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Nov 4, 2015 12:38 PM CST
|This is the most bizarre flower I have ever seen on an Adenium.|
This is one flower from one bud. I can count 17 large/medium petals, plus there about 8 more small ones (½-1" long) already brown and dying in the center. That's a total of at least 25 petals!
The flower is 5" in diameter at the widest point.
This is a seed-grown plant, 8" tall with a single stem. Unfortunately, there are no more obvious buds in the growing tip. so it will be some time before I will know if other flowers from this plant will follow the same pattern.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this with their Adeniums?
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Nov 4, 2015 1:00 PM CST
|Wow! Five inches across and bizarre! Yours is the first I have ever seen, Ron. Imagine that! Well, they do say the second flush may be different. Hope it will be 5" again next time around. |
Nov 4, 2015 9:29 PM CST
|Ron, I have experienced this on a few trees. Can be just one bud that does this and the others all form complete. Not sure if it is related to through fertilizating or if somehow insect related. |
Never seems to effect the other blooms.
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