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Post  moyogijohn on Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:58 pm

I Know these are not true bonsai to most people but i have one anyway....i would like to know the best way to make them flower,,,mine just won,t flower for me...thanks for any information...take care john

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Re: desert rose

Post  Gandalph on Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:21 am

Here's a link for caring for the Desert Rose. Not a lot about how to get it to flower but it might point you in the right direction


http://mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com/2007/02/adenium-obesum-care.html

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Post  bonsaisr on Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:51 am

Where are you keeping it? This is a desert plant. Outdoors in full sun all summer. South facing window or under very strong lights in winter.
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Post  Rudi_G on Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:02 am

The desert rose needs lots of light to produce flowers.

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:24 am

Hi,

I have one and that flowers reasonably well. Had it with me for over 8 years. One of the important factors of this species is that you should not water it regularly. Let the soil surface go completely dry before watering and ever when you do, water it sparingly. For the soil mix you might want to use a high content of sand/inorganic content say about 50% with the rest being grit and compost. Fertilize it once a month in spring thru summer. And yes as already stated leave it outdoors in full sunlight. I am not sure how harsh your winters get but here in the tropics this tree flourishes well.

Here is a pic of the same a couple of years ago in flower and fruit (pod).


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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:29 am

Desert Rose is not cold hardy; 32f will turn them to mush, as already stated lots of light. Mine get watered a lot in the growing season. Fertilize; maybe try a bloom buster style next spring. Overwinter protect from cold, don't overwater and give as much light as possible.

In West Virginia you are going to be in a survival mode until spring.

BTW, they are related to Oleander and everything about them is poisonous, so be careful of pets, they have killed dogs and cats who ate them when indoors.

Outdoors the Oleander caterpillar is a threat, indoors watch for mealy bugs.

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Re: desert rose

Post  ogie on Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:26 pm

Hi John,
I have posted before this specie in the forum" Do you think it's Bonsai?..."i love collecting with caudex form,as other has stated needs a lot of sun,mine i feed them a lot and all year round it flowers for me,i'll try to post some seedling & matured plant that are in bloom.tropical climate like ours are a bit easy to grow it.

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Post  moyogijohn on Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:26 pm

THANK YOU ALL For the information on this plant...I found mine at lowes and even if it is not a regular bonsai,,I think it is pretty neat!!! I am keeping it in a window where it gets all the sun i can give...thanks for the info. about poison i will be careful with it with my wifes dog...post the pictures when you can please...i will try to get it to bloom,,some of them there had spent flowers,,they were pretty..thanks every one take care john

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Re: desert rose

Post  Russell Coker on Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:18 am

John,

You really need to see ogie's thread in the bonsai forum (right now it's on page 4). Lots of good info and pictures of a few adeniums that actually look like non-freakish bonsai.

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Post  Ryan on Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:13 am

I think they are neat. Here is that link to Ogies thread:

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/bonsai-f1/do-you-think-it-s-bonsai-t4509.htm

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Post  moyogijohn on Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:49 pm

THANK YOU RYAN,,,I know they are not real bonsai but i do like the look also....mine is not that fat but i may look for another one just to play with...got to have something inside because it is going to get nasty here in a few days....take care john

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:53 pm

Concerning the caudex (fat part) of the Desert Rose. Seedlings develop fat caudex, those grown from cuttings not so much, and many of the plants bought from box stores are grown from cuttings

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Post  ogie on Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:57 am

Hi John, These are some of my collection with a bit of flowers still in tack,the third picture is a SOCRATANUM variety in a blue green bonsai pot.Something to share to you....Regards, Alex/Ogie
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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:12 pm

Thank you Ogie,,,,for posting the pictures....I really like the last one with the red flower...i bet you have good luck with them where you are..thanks john

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Post  ogie on Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:44 pm

moyogijohn wrote:Thank you Ogie,,,,for posting the pictures....I really like the last one with the red flower...i bet you have good luck with them where you are..thanks john

Hi John,
your most welcome,here where the weather is always hot,we grew them quite easy,you take care

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