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    Post by Joy on Sat 04 Oct 2014, 7:37 am

    Have just realised there was actually a fifth adenium obesum seedling lurking in the above pic, Granny.  It's that green bit on top of the soil in the "pot" below the top seedling.  :bravo:
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    Post by Joy on Sat 04 Oct 2014, 2:39 pm

    Two days later & it's all happening!!  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :apgch:

    There are now seven adenium obesum seedlings which have geminated. Excellent!! This is the seventh to appear.  :cool:
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    Post by Joy on Sat 04 Oct 2014, 2:41 pm

    The sixth adenium obesum seedling.  :D

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    Post by Joy on Sat 04 Oct 2014, 2:44 pm

    The fifth adenium obesom seedling is the small second one down from the top still with its husk attached. The older four are now all the same size with little fat caudexes.  :lol3:

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    Post by Joy on Tue 07 Oct 2014, 2:44 pm

    There are now ten adenium obesum seedlings. The tenth was discovered after this image was taken & is in the top lefthand corner of the tray on the right.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 07 Oct 2014, 2:45 pm

    The six adenium obesum seedlings at the front. Managed to gently detach the husk from the seedling second from the top on the left. It was stuck tight.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 07 Oct 2014, 2:46 pm

    The tenth adenium obesum seedling to surface. That's half of them that have germinated.


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    Post by Joy on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 11:15 am

    The ten adenium obesum seedlings seem to growing well. No further signs of new germinations as yet.  The germination times have run from the first seedling to sprout on the 27th September, eight days after planting, to the tenth seedling sprouting on the 7th October.

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    Post by granny on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 12:31 pm

    :smile:  Wow!! Ten now and they are growing fast. :yes:
         Fingers crossed that there will be ten more in the next day or two.
            :hello: Granny
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    Post by Joy on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 2:14 pm

    They are growing fast Granny.  :bravo: We would be happy with just these ten as we have nowhere to put more plants. Might be abble to squeeze in this lot but not many more.  :O :lol!:
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    Post by granny on Sat 11 Oct 2014, 9:46 pm

    :smile:  There must be room for a few more. :lol3:  Would the extra ones live under the tree out by the road? On second thought the yardman might get them out there. :think:
             Granny

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    Post by Joy on Sun 12 Oct 2014, 8:45 am

    It's not our yard, Granny & the adenium obesum plants are very precious to us. :love:  Too precious to plant in any of the gardens in the yard. It was all right for the Brazilian Walking iris babies as there was a good spot for them but not the adenium obesums. If we move from here I would want to be able to take them with us.  :yes:  :smile: Also the only spot vacant under the umbrella tree, out the front, is vacant for a reason. Vehicles, such as ambulances & tradesmen's utes, have to drive over that spot if they want to get closer to the building, as it is a tight squeeze to get past the garages.

    Then, of course, as you mentioned, there is the lawn contractor. He prunes with a chainsaw & power shears.  :mad2: :cranky:
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    Post by Joy on Tue 14 Oct 2014, 10:47 am

    The eleven adenium obesum seedlings. The later arrivals quickly catch up in growth rates.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 14 Oct 2014, 10:48 am

    The seven adenium obesum seedlings at the front of the tray.


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    Post by Joy on Tue 14 Oct 2014, 10:50 am

    The four adenium obesum seedlings at the back of the tray. Aren't they cute.  :love: :D
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    Post by granny on Wed 15 Oct 2014, 12:30 am

    :smile:  They are cute and growing so fast!  Do you know what color the flowers will be? :???:   How long before you move them to pots? :think2:
                 :goodnight:  Granny
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    Post by Joy on Wed 15 Oct 2014, 6:53 am

    We certainly do know what colour the flowers will be, Granny. It is a lovely bright pink. Here is a pic of one of the many flowers our beautiful parent plant has had. :smile:  Don't know when they can be repotted but do hope it will be before we go south in two weeks. 

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    Post by Joy on Thu 16 Oct 2014, 3:59 pm

    Close up of the two leaves of an adenium obesum seedling. They look so cute

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    Post by Joy on Thu 16 Oct 2014, 4:01 pm

    The eleven adenium obesum seedlings slowly growing.
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    Post by granny on Sun 19 Oct 2014, 12:52 am

    :hi:  Love the pink color!!
                  :hello2: Granny
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    Post by Joy on Sun 19 Oct 2014, 10:00 am

    Yes they are a beautiful bright pink, Granny.  :yes: :D We love the flowers & the adenium obesum's lovely dark green glossy leaves.  :love:


    PS For anyone reading this who has adenium obesums (or any plant with glossy leaves) do NOT oil the leaves!!! They are naturally glossy & the oil will suffocate the pores on the leaves thereby killing the plant. If leaves get dusty just wipe them clean, gently, with a damp cloth. Let nature do the rest.  :good:
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    Post by Joy on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 2:09 pm

    This adenium obesum seedling now has a good-sized second pair of leaves. Other seedlings are also starting to grow them. Soon time to pot them in larger containers.
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    Post by granny on Thu 23 Oct 2014, 4:29 am

    :yes: Growing so fast!! :smile:  Beautiful little plants!   Granny
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    Post by Joy on Thu 23 Oct 2014, 10:09 am

    They are Granny & hopefully they will have grown more so that I will be able to pot them before we go away next week.  :luck:  :smile:
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    Post by Joy on Thu 23 Oct 2014, 3:03 pm

    The adenium obesum seedlings are very slowly growing.

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