Adenium Obesum

Started by Bob Hoel, November 11, 2023, 01:45:12 PM

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Bob Hoel

I put my potted Adenium obesum outside for the summer and this year it set a couple of seed pods.  The pods have now matured and burst open.  Attached are photos of the "explosion" and then of a single seed that resembles a barbell.  It was somewhat like a milkweed pod that bursts open and the seeds are disbursed by the wind.  I have not attempted to grow this from seeds but now is as good a time as any.

I have extra seed if anyone is interested.  Contact me privately.    Easy to send by mail.

Bob  Hoel
Elmhurst, IL


Viable seed is actually very easy to grow.

Use a well-drained compost and make a shallow groove in the surface, lay the seed in the groove, water frugally.

The root appears from one end, anchors itself in the compost and pulls the seed vertical. The cotyledons appear from the top and the seed swells and cracks the seed-case, which falls away.