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Exotic Adeniums

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There are several species of Adenium: Adenium swazicum, Adenium somalense, Adenium arabicum, Adenium boehmianum, Adenium multiflorum, Adenium crispum, Adenium obesum.

Adeniums have many spectacular hybrids. The basic culture is very similar to orchids. A small pot with excellent drainage is a must. Adeniums do not like both over-watering or drying-out. There is a little 'secret' how to create a weird shape of base: just lift the plant a bit every time you re-pot the plant, so the upper parts of roots will be a little exposed. The plant will form more roots that will go down.

To make your plant develop a large swollen base/trunk, you need a good quality fertilizer. Fetilizer requirement for swelling up trunks is also used to increase flowering. It shouldn't be too hight in nitrogen, the middle number should be the highest. Never apply fertilizer directly on roots and do not liquid feed when a plant is thirsty: always water first slightly to avoid root burn and leaf drop.

 

Do not wet leaves. Adeniums need lots of light for heavy flowering. Most hybrids and species start blooming in the spring when the conditions are warm and days get longer, and continue blooming through the fall and winter in warmer climates.

Adeniums like a neutral to hard water. Acidic water tends to sour the soil too fast and may cause root rot. Water plants preferably in the early morning, and allow them to drink up throughout the day. Watering can be done daily to every few days. Never allow your plants to sit in a saucer of water, neither allow them to dry out too often - this causes adeniums to go into early dormancy.

Adenium hybrids can be multi-grafted with several colors/varieties on the same plant. The swallen base will be formed only when the rod stock plant is grown from seed.

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Adenium seeds

These giant adeniums are 2-3 ft tall and 15-20 years old:

Adenium swazicum

 

Adenium somalense
Purple-leaved

 

Variegated
Variegated

 

Multi-grafted - several colors

 

Multi-grafted - several colors
Multi-grafted - several colors
Adenium swazicum

 

Adenium obesum seeds
Adenium somalense hybrid
Adenium obesum

 

Adenium obesum hybrid Ruby
Adenium swazicum
Adenium obesum hybrid
Adenium swazicum

 

Adenium swazicum
Adenium obesum

 

Adenium obesum hybrid Ruby
Adenium obesum hybrid
Adenium arabicum
Adenium obesum hybrid Ruby

 

Adenium obesum hybrid
Adenium somalense
Adenium obesum hybrid
Adenium multiflorum

 

Adenium obesum variegated
Adenium swazicum
Adenium arabicum, seeds

 

Adenium arabicum
Adenium arabicum, seeds
Adenium somalense

 

Adenium obesum hybrid Ruby
Adenium obesum hybrid
Adenium obesum hybrid Ruby

 

Adenium obesum hybrid
Adenium obesum hybrid
Adenium obesum hybrids multi-grafted

 

Adenium swazicum
Adenium somalense
Adenium swazicum
Adenium obesum hybrid

 

Variegated
Adenium obesum
Adenium obesum hybrid

 

Adenium obesum hybrid 'Ruby'
Adenium obesum hybrid 'Ruby'

 

Adenium somalense
Adenium swazicum

 

Adenium multiflorum
Adenium obesum
Adenium swazicum

 

Adenium obesum

 

Adenium obesum hybrid
Adenium somalense
Adenium somalense

 

Adenium obesum hybrid 'Ruby'
Adenium obesum hybrid 'Ruby'
Adenium swazicum

 

Adenium multiflorum
Adenium somalense
Adenium obesum hybrid 'Ruby'
Adenium obesum hybrid 'Ruby'

 

 

Adenium multiflorum
Adenium somalense

 

Adenium somalense
Adenium somalense
Adenium obesum

 

Adenium obesum hybrid 'Ruby'
Adenium somalense crispum

 

 

Adenium somalense

 

Adenium swazicum
Adenium obesum hybrid
Adenium obesum
Adenium somalense crispum

 

Adenium obesum

 

Adenium obesum
Adenium swazicum

 

Adenium arabicum

 

Adenium obesum hybrid

 

 

Adenium obesum hybrid 'Ruby'
Adenium arabicum
Adenium obesum hybrid
Adenium swazicum

 

Adenium somalense crispum
Variegated - almost white leaves
Purple-leaved variety
Adenium boehmianum

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