Adeniums forum: New Adenium owner

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Name: Geoff Walton
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Verithingeoff
Jul 28, 2018 1:00 AM CST
Hi guys
Following instructions on the WWW I left my Adenium to overwinter with no water. The leaves were shed as predicted. A couple of weeks ago new shoots formed and there is now a strong leaf growth. Do I need to water?
Thanks in anticipation

Geoff

Here's the plant photographed a couple of minutes ago

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Name: Marica
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crystalview
Jul 29, 2018 8:02 PM CST
Nice plant. I water once and fert. Once a week , usually this is summer is dry and hot so i watered with just water and misted twice. But I have been 94° 18% humidity. Mine only has a few hours of sun.
Name: Geoff Walton
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Verithingeoff
Jul 30, 2018 1:33 AM CST
I live in Queensland Australia, so mid winter here. Very warm though being sub tropical. I gave the plant a good water yesterday and will repeat in about a weeks time. Thanks for the reply
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jul 31, 2018 12:01 PM CST
Hello Geoff, it does seem awake already growing new leaves Thumbs up You can definitely water it, but be very careful, although you say it is already warm indoors, light levels are not optimal yet, so continue doing the watering intervals.

Are you planning to grow your plant later outdoors?
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 31, 2018 12:23 PM CST
If you grow it outdoors in your summer, start with it in a shady place and gradually move it to full sun. If you are in a hot area, you can put it in full sun and water it daily in summer when it's actively growing and blooming. Do you know if it's planted in a very well draining mix? Most of us mix a lot of pumice or chicken grit into potting soil for Adeniums. They love water, but will rot if it stays too wet too long.
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Name: Geoff Walton
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Verithingeoff
Sep 3, 2018 5:19 PM CST
Thanks for all the info guys, sorry for not getting back sooner, but it's been a bad time for the last couple of months. Anyhow, here's my Adenium today, looks very healthy with a lovely gloss to the leaves. First week of spring in Australia, when should I expect some flowers
Tia as always
Geoff

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Sep 3, 2018 5:32 PM CST
It's looking great! Very healthy and happy. If you can get it outside into full sun, and keep it well watered, you might have flowers in a couple of months. Watch out for mealy bugs. Mine seem to be a magnet for them. Outside in strong sun it can take almost daily watering if you have it planted in a very well draining mix. If it holds water, water much less frequently.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 3, 2018 6:19 PM CST
Yes, agree with Karen. Here in my area, I get the blooms at the peak of our summer when it gets very dry and very hot in the 90F to 100F ++ range. (32C to 37C ++)

In Spring here in my area I usually wait till our outdoor overnight temps is at least 50F and higher (10C ++) before I attempt to bring it out. Adeniums are so cold sensitive, so if I can delay to mid to late Spring to reach those ideal overnight temps, so be it, rather than risk cold damage. So if you are planning later on to move it out monitor your overnight temps.

Position it slowly in part shade outdoors later to acclimate and then after about a week, move to more full sun position. As you continue to see it actively growing leaves, you can start watering daily or as needed just depends how dry your area goes. But if your area is a rainy summer area, then you have to just let Mother Nature do the watering but do monitor and protect if if your forecast is torrential downpours. Too wet media is something it does not like either. Summer time is super dry time here, so I end up watering daily.

Good luck on your plant! Keep us posted how it goes!
Name: Geoff Walton
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Verithingeoff
Sep 4, 2018 6:53 PM CST
I'm going to keep it indoors this summer. If I put it out on the deck I WILL forget it's there and probably kill it! I'm getting on a bit and my memory isn't what it used to be Confused Sighing!

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 4, 2018 7:21 PM CST
Some grow them indoors, so try to position it by your sunniest window ideally south facing window.
However, you will get better growth outdoors, it truly loves all the full sun and heat it can get plus generous watering once temps goes so hot.
Name: Geoff Walton
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Verithingeoff
Sep 4, 2018 8:16 PM CST
Thanks for that Tarev, although here in Ozz south is away from the sun Thumbs up
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 5, 2018 9:16 AM CST
Ah, just whichever window that gets the most sun then on your side. It would be really better outdoors. This plant is one that can tolerate as much heat even up to 48C.
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Sep 22, 2018 8:51 PM CST
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Name: Geoff Walton
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Verithingeoff
Sep 24, 2018 6:05 PM CST
I see you are in the northern hemisphere so you are heading into winter when the trees will shed all the leaves and lie dormant until next spring. They should then start to shoot like mine did Smiling
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Name: Bumplbea
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bumplbea
Sep 25, 2018 9:49 PM CST
Hi Geoff,
Yes we are heading into winter it's fall as all the trees are in the mist a the great fall show. The landscapes are beautiful, filled with mixed colors in jewel tones absolutely breath taking in bright fall sunsets.

Your plant looks so healthy bright shinny leaves. Post a pic when it blooms.
Lucky you in the warm sunshine...we are headed to winter and snow.
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Name: Geoff Walton
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Verithingeoff
Sep 26, 2018 6:30 PM CST
Hi Bumplbea
I lived for many years in Europe and remember well the rotten winters with snow, ice, rain and leaden skies. Where I live now a cold winters night is 14 deg C. It has never in living memory snowed or frozen on the Sunshine Coast.
Winter for us is June, July and August, the picture below was taken on 23 August this year.

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