Adenium obesum from seed

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Re: Adenium obesum from seed

Post by AnthonyT » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:35 pm

I tried growing some of these from seed, bought off ebay, but they never germinated!
Potting mix was 33% loamy soil, 33% perlite, 33% horticultural grit, in a propagator with bottom heat and covered, compost was kept just moist but not wet as the growing advice instructed.

Can I ask what set up you had?
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Re: Adenium obesum from seed

Post by Christer Johansson » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:22 pm

AnthonyT wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:35 pm
I tried growing some of these from seed, bought off ebay, but they never germinated!
Potting mix was 33% loamy soil, 33% perlite, 33% horticultural grit, in a propagator with bottom heat and covered, compost was kept just moist but not wet as the growing advice instructed.

Can I ask what set up you had?
Some of the seeds on the net are bad, that's it!
But I put my seeds in water, together with some soap and cinnamon. I kept them in around 25°C in that water for a couple of days and then peeled of the skin from the seeds. Then I planted them in a well drained mixed soil.
Yes, I do sterilize the soil' in the microwave oven and keep the pot in a plastic bag until they germinated.

Then it takes a week (or two) for them to germinate.

Keep the questions coming :)
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Re: Adenium obesum from seed

Post by AnthonyT » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:24 pm

Christer Johansson wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:22 pm
I put my seeds in water, together with some soap and cinnamon. I kept them in around 25°C in that water for a couple of days and then peeled of the skin from the seeds.
Interesting, I did a little reading/research about Adenium before buying the seeds, but I don't recall anything about soaking them first :grin:
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Re: Adenium obesum from seed

Post by Christer Johansson » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:29 pm

AnthonyT wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:24 pm
Christer Johansson wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:22 pm
I put my seeds in water, together with some soap and cinnamon. I kept them in around 25°C in that water for a couple of days and then peeled of the skin from the seeds.
Interesting, I did a little reading/research about Adenium before buying the seeds, but I don't recall anything about soaking them first :grin:
Well, everyone learns all the time, so am I :geek: I am new to this as well, so we can learn together :ugeek:
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Re: Adenium obesum from seed

Post by Tina » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:46 pm

Certainly look very good for young plants, have to love a good bonsai pot.
We are DIY some in March so should be fun
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Re: Adenium obesum from seed

Post by Christer Johansson » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:12 pm

Tina wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:46 pm
Certainly look very good for young plants, have to love a good bonsai pot.
We are DIY some in March so should be fun
DIY is fun and the result exiting :)
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Re: Adenium obesum from seed

Post by Tina » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:59 pm

DIY is fun and the result exiting
We will see, they might be too embarrassing to show you :roll: but going with some girl friends so should be a giggle
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Re: Adenium obesum from seed

Post by Christer Johansson » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:11 pm

Another one but in a strange position :)
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Adenium obesum cv. 'Triple Flower'
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Re: Adenium obesum from seed

Post by Christer Johansson » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:33 am

Ideas, inspiration and puzzle :)
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Granit rock
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Re: Adenium obesum from seed

Post by Eric Williams » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:53 pm

Nice plants Christer, I read years ago that these plants and Pachypodiuns can be cultivated and used as house plants. Do you agree with this ? Cheers
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