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djlen
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Adenium obesum

Has anyone here tried growing Adenium obesum? I find this plant really fascinating and am interested in trying it as a Bonsai subject.
I'm looking for plants, seeds and also some input on propagation.
Any information would be really appreciated.
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well a had been keeping adeniums for about 9 years, dun really know what info u really needed but as for propagation, from seeds would be the best. cuttings is another viable option but they do not produce the nice tuberous roots as compare to those that are planted from seeds
there are quite a number of varitey of adeniums available in the market so i usually try to squeeze a few color into one plant by grafting and also try to produce home grown hybrids with pollination
its really fun :)

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Actually I did get one and it's doing pretty well except for a brief bout I had with mealy bugs which distorted a few of the leaves. It's under control now.
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Adenium Obesum

Adeniums make for great Bonsai. I acquired 3 very large (5' tall) and old ones last year. Regrettably, they did not do so well during the unusually cold South Florida January. I had no room in the house for them, so they stayed outside. As an experiment, I cut one of them down severely, leaving only a large trunk with several thick branches. This was mid April. See the pic below, taken 5/29. I think this has the makings of a killer sumo Bonsai!

[img]https://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp25/zootenval/AdeniumObesumFatBoy.jpg[/img]

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Here is mine, i didn't know the name untill someone told me it is "Harry Potter"[img]https://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll110/barnercora/DSC01134.jpg[/img]

My surviving seedling from lasted year.[img]https://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll110/barnercora/DSC02232.jpg[/img]

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