Post-Monsoon Blooms...

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Project by pratibha posted 10-13-2012 02:58 AM 2270 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am struggling with this adenium and atlast it gave its first bloom after almost 5 months since I bought .
This is a grafted one and was half its length. Inflorescence turns black when small and leaves grow instead. Look at the other very small buds gone black in photo. I now water it only once in a week though I feel the urge to water as I see its dry soil, also afraid to prune .The flower has very dark brown edge and soft pink centre. Can’t stop marveling its beauty.

The Monsoon has receded and the October heat is increasing. Humidity levels are going down slowly. But due to clear sun, plants are blooming merrily ^_^

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hardiness zone 11

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posted 10-13-2012 03:36 AM

Very pretty. That is one that I’ve never had. Thanks for sharing.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 10-14-2012 04:46 AM

Pratibha the pictures of your spider plant and rose are very good. Is the fifth picture a variety of Periwinkle or what is known as Sadaphuli? Your Adenium plant looks sick, pl see my project on Adenium for important information. You can prune the plant lightly. It is a good habit to give name or title to your pictures because some gardeners from other zones may not know the plant or flower.


-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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hardiness zone 11

posted 10-15-2012 12:30 AM

Thanks jroot for the comments.

Yes Sharad, fifth picture is of Madagascar periwinkle or Sadaphuli variety.But this plant is yet very delicate not so robust like common one.
I viewed your Adenium project and it is informative as always,I will try to make soil more draining by adding more sand and bits of bricks.May be before summer ,I’ll cut whole upper portion leaving only 4-5 inches of stub ?
I’ll surely take care to title the pictures in future ,Thanks.

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posted 10-15-2012 07:03 AM

What pretty flowers.I especially love the color of the rose in the last picture.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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