26 July 2016

Adeniums Blooming (2016)...with Autumn Update!

You have to admit, adeniums do not hold back when they are healthy. Fortunately they are some of the easiest plants to grow. People like to obsess and complicate the process but you really do not have to.

A lot of the adeniums on the bench are scheduled for pruning this year but of course this is the time they picked to bloom. It takes forever for the buds to develop sometimes. A one-centimeter bud often will not mature for another month. The best thing to do is just stop watching it. In the meantime, a blooming plant will need regular watering and will be less forgiving of drying out. Weekly drenching is alright, but sometimes they need more.
A grafted obesum bought from Rinoa Chen, a grower in Taiwan. She calls thisAlso from Ms. Chen, called Superstar of Tomorrow. In short, Ate Guy.
Also from Ms. Chen. She calls this Fancy Girl
A. obesum "Black Widow"
A. obesum "Rik Ni Ran"
A. obesum x crispum
Cheesy group shot
Breaking Dawn. Looks really yellow but we'll see. I hope it will not have streaks of pink. I hate that.
And even well into autumn, adeniums may keep blooming---some of mine, in fact, only bloom in autumn like this White Flora below.

Another Dimmit plant also bloomed for the first time, this specimen of Adenium obesum x crispum. It's not really the kind of flower I like but if you get a bloom that you don't like on a plant that you don't particularly like to keep, remember that the first ever bloom of seed-grown plants are not always the same as its subsequent blooms. Give it another go and see how its second wave of inflorescence will look.
This one will get one more chance.


  1. I have a mutated adenium. How can i post the picture?

  2. I have a mutated adenium. How can i post the picture?

    1. Hm...I can't find a gadget that will allow you to do that but you can email it to me and I can put it in the body of the post?