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Adenium obesum - Desert Rose


Adenium obesum - Desert Rose (Adenium obesum - Desert Rose)

My 8 year old Desert Rose has some flowers and many buds. It should be in full bloom starting next month - Sept. Photo taken Apr. 28, 2012.



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Oh....I hope I get at least one flower from my seedlings! They have grown so fast!
This is beautiful Delonix.

30 Apr, 2012

 

They usually bloom young...however, not within a year...as far as I know or read. Mine bloomed in the second year.

30 Apr, 2012

 

Well, these won't even be a year this summer.......let's hope for next summer. I haven't moved them out yet....I will wait a few more weeks. I will post a picture of them....they look sooooo cute.

30 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely plant D :o)

30 Apr, 2012

 

Its lovely Andy...so many branches on it.....

30 Apr, 2012

 

Alexandramou:

I think my plant was a year and half, when it first bloomed. I purchased this plant very small for around $1.00. I'm looking for another 'Ice Pink' and white variety or a purple one...since my two others died this year. :>(

1 May, 2012

 

Plantoholic:

Thanks! This is just the beginning of the bloom cycle. In summer it'll be loaded with many flowers.

1 May, 2012

 

Milky:

Yes, it has many branches. It blew over a couple of years ago and lost a big branch...then developed about a dozen more branches.

1 May, 2012

 

I have four different colors (at the moment)....let's see what colors I get when they bloom!

1 May, 2012

 

That's the million dollar question. Sometimes you never know what you're going end up with hybrids. Although, sometimes you can end with some real beauties.

I just read some Adenium obesum can bloom within less than a year. So, maybe yours might bloom this summer...you never know. :>)

Here's some good information:

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tropical/msg100825591762.html

1 May, 2012

 

Had a look....I often visit that forum. I saw some beautiful pictures of Adenium seedlings and plants there before I started my seeds.....
I am keeping them in the house for a while longer as they are very young.
My Plumerias are loving it outside in the sun and the heat!

5 May, 2012

 

Actually, Adenium species tolerate a lot more extreme heat and sun that Plumeria. Adenium is a desert plant.

5 May, 2012

 

Yes, I know but they are still soooo small. I'm afraid the wind will tip them over. They are on a very sunny windowsill which will be open most of the day soon.

5 May, 2012

 

Yes, they can be toppled. My plant blew over a couple of years ago and lot some branches. :>( It has since developed many more new branches, though.

6 May, 2012

 

Oh but mine has only one main stem.....I really must take a pic of them. I love that they are so small and they have a lovely full stem....;o)))

6 May, 2012

 

The seedlings will put a lot of energy into developing their caudex. The caudex stores water in times of severe drought.

6 May, 2012



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