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by njoynit on June 04, 2006 10:12 AM
Anyone grown desert roses from seed?I have some going.only 1 has a pale green color....WHY?They are in Peat pots.we're sowed 5/11.I sowed 3 kinds 4 seeds each.most have 3 leaves now.And they all but one sprouted.

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by margaret e. pell on June 05, 2006 03:26 AM
Great looking seedlings! I have no idea why the one should be like that. I have a probably 6 year old plant with severe problems. I just discovered it's a boron deficiency. It's difficult to find a fertilizer with more than 0.02% boron, the minimum maintenance amount. I'm looking for a restorative. Anyway, here's a site with good info on growing adeniums. BTW, where did you get your seeds?

http://www.tropicanursery.com/adenium/story.htm

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by njoynit on June 06, 2006 01:33 AM
they were a trade.ones pretty much a red flower,the others a salomaon color and the other was a red that looked almost like had a black center.Not sure what she had crossed them with.she did say some of hers bloomed at only 6 inces tall& sometimes a double flowered one will come out in a batch.

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by margaret e. pell on June 19, 2006 12:24 PM
So how are they now? How's the different one doing? Are you going to keep them all? Do you want a place to send (some of) the excess? I'll pay postage, time, and effort:grinnnn:.

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by joclyn on June 19, 2006 04:12 PM
ditto...if you've got an extra that you don't know what to do with, i'd be glad to just pay for postage or send something in trade [Smile]
by margaret e. pell on July 28, 2006 08:13 AM
How are they doing now? I just bought some seed (from Taiwan! Isn't the internet amazing?!) that hasn't arrived yet. Any tips on growing them? How is the different one?

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by njoynit on July 31, 2006 04:28 AM
The different one fizzled out.I think i've ended up with 3 good ones(well 2 good one hanging in there)the one has not fattened up.and one branched the other day!So THAT excited me.I worry this winter,but glad its short.Seems they need full sun all the time& warmth.so guess its good they didn't all make it.

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by angelblossom on July 31, 2006 07:35 AM
Njoynit How cool is that your growing those from seed!!! [thumb] [clappy] Those are beautiful flowers

margaret e. pell the site was a good one I enjoyed going there thanks!!

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by margaret e. pell on July 31, 2006 10:57 AM
Thanks for the update, Njoynit. That's a beautiful looking seedling you have there! I think I will plant all the seeds I got when they come in hopes of getting 2-3 survivors per variety.

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by comfrey on August 01, 2006 01:37 AM
Very Good job Njoynit!!!!!! [thumb] [thumb] [thumb]

margaret...Very nice site also!!! [thumb] [thumb] [thumb]

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by njoynit on August 02, 2006 02:22 AM
and heres a shot they are like 2 months old?I started them May 11th.

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by margaret e. pell on August 02, 2006 03:10 AM
Beautiful! I just finished planting mine. How long did it take for yours to germinate?

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by njoynit on August 06, 2006 06:04 AM
not very long.I germinated them in that clear tray you see.I poured boiled water over them& closed the lid& left closed till all sprouted pretty much.I misted them daily with AV 7-7-7 fertilizer& still do& they are in full sun mostly ceept for a lil while in the mornings.

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by comfrey on August 06, 2006 03:15 PM
Wow njoynit!!!! They look great...I am impressed!!!! [clappy] [thumb] [thumb] [thumb]

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by penny in ontario on August 07, 2006 03:57 AM
nice job...looks good [thumb] [thumb]

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by njoynit on September 17, 2006 04:07 AM
And heres an update......
here's a shot of one of the 3 potte up.

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of course its a lil bigger now.I'm not going to do as large a pot for the other 2.I'm looking for my azealia pots cause are more shallow...I just have not FOUND them yet.

So how they doing Margaret?update me!

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by margaret e. pell on September 17, 2006 12:24 PM
I now have 8 seedlings about the size yours were in your 30-July picture. One of the varieties I got was supposed to be a variagated hybrid. I guess the seeds were from a cross of the hybrids instead of the parents, as 4 seeds came up albino and slowly died, while the others are completely green. Very interesting. Do you know how long from seed to flower?

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by njoynit on September 20, 2006 09:16 PM
The albino ones proably dided due to lack of chlorophyll.when crossed they don't come true from seed but will have some characters of the plants crossed.mine could be similar or different.

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by margaret e. pell on September 22, 2006 11:20 PM
I grew hybrid corn one year, saved seed, and planted it the next year for fun. I knew it wouldn't be true, or possibly even good, I just wanted to see what would happen. Boy, did some weird stuff come up!!!

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by April07 on September 28, 2006 12:22 PM
Hi njoynit and everyone here

Good day...
I am very new here. I really like to have desert rose.
I bought some seeds and didn't grow them yet as I am not sure how to do them.
I noticed that you mention that you boiled water and pour one them. Won't it hurt them. Do you mean that when I putted the seeds in the clear pot and pour the boiled water on it. Do I need to put holes in the bottom of the clear pot like your. I will use plastic where from the eggs one. Is it okay to use.

After doing that, would I need to water them daily? I really would love to see the seedling. Hope you can advise.

Never grow plants before from seeds.

Thanks
by njoynit on October 05, 2006 03:21 AM
the boiling water sterlizes the soil so if any thing bad is there like fungus it helps elimate it.
If you notice.I used what we call peat pellets its a compressed disc that is suppose to be sterile.water makes it expand.I expanded them then stuck the seeds in and added a bit more water.I left my plastic dome closed till they sprouted then moved the sprouted ones out into 4 inch pots.
This is 1 seedling I transplanted 1 month ago.Its bigger now.
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thats a hanging basket pot.I've got some azealia pots in garden shed once I can move around in there .The other 2 are in 8 inch round pots .Nows a good time for you to start your seeds as your haveing spring(I think...I know christmas is summer) I do mist them daily.with fertilzer water.they like lots of fertilizer and will have to watch for spidermites(will be lil yellow babies) Longy another forum member is from down under and can help you name a product over there.it would be a fungicide.if your not sqeemish..........you can squeeze them dead on plant and slide them off on fingers.They also like full sun& TX sun don't seem to roast them.My picture posted is 5 months.I'll get another shot soon& post.

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by April07 on October 05, 2006 08:05 AM
Awww thank you for the good advise,njoynit ..
Yes...it is spring here now.
I will try to plant my seed and cross my finger that I got it right. =)
Really appreciate your wonderful advise.

I love your green background.... and of course your growing Adenuim.

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by njoynit on October 05, 2006 11:10 PM
Here is a shot from yesterday.you'll see 1 months growth with full sun& daily misting w fertilizer.

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I did the 2 other ones 1 week after the green pot.Thats a KBSxSuprenova brug seedling hanging out with the trio.

I get to stay almost green year round I'm coastal south so have mild winters.I don't fall much below 5 C and if we do hit freezeing is not very long mostly 4-6 hours is all.And just think.......I'll have solved your wintering over of this plant by the time you reach that season. [gabby]

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by margaret e. pell on October 06, 2006 06:45 AM
Ok, Ok, I envy your growing zone, my plants would love your growing zone, everything I have prefers yours to mine, but I get to suck icecycles in January, have the morning sun turn last night's ice storm to diamonds on the twigs, and on rare-gift occasions, the sunset under the clouds turns the day's icestorm to rubies!

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by plants 'n pots on October 06, 2006 07:00 AM
Margaret... I just LOVE that description of our cold winters here in NY! [clappy]

But I'm still jealous that you are going to move to where I'd like to end up one day!

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by njoynit on October 06, 2006 08:53 PM
I lived a life of zone5 winters salt,snow,ice B4.....lived it for 11 years.I felt frozen even in summer.I use to hang my christmas lights in october& I've had ice cicles from the roof to the ground(yep licked it too and sucked on broke ones) I like my winters MUCH better in zone 8b & grow SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much more stuff now.I'm already in zone denial.I'd be in HEAVEN if had a Dome was over my whole yard& never dropped below 50. [gabby] [nutz] [lala]

I need to mow grass.

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by njoynit on October 19, 2006 10:50 PM
Here is current nite shot of the Bertha family.

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I bet they enjoyed all this rain this week.

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by April07 on November 03, 2006 10:24 AM
Hi njoynit & everyone here

Njoynit,I finally noticed one of my Adenuim has a little shoot. I am so excited and worry too. Didn't see the others coming up. Sigh.
I really hope this one survive. Our spring here really act weird lately. Been very cool and been raining quite a lot too.

=) I hope my neighbor not going to say I am crazy or nut. I been talking to it and ask it to grow happy and love to have it. Hahaha.
Can't imagine I am doing this. Talking to a little shoot.

Hope it will grow and grow as I never a green thumb.
by njoynit on November 14, 2006 02:25 AM
They are moved into laundryroom with my brugmansia cuttings.I've had one drop a few leaves,but its getting new ones also.I still mist them.(I mist all of them a few times a day.They get misted more when run out of laundry stuff and the loads build up)The room does get cool at nite some& I have a grow light bulb in a lamp in there now sitting on a can.

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by njoynit on December 28, 2006 02:32 PM
I have some growth on the larger one.I'm still watching it.Not sure if its just branching...or maybe going to grow some buds.
I'm voting BUDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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