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    Does anyone know how to pollinate a Adenium obesum(Desert Rose)?

    Thanks

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    Wish I knew bud! I have a gorgeouse Varaigated one its actually in full bud now and the blooms should start opening in the next few days!

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    My blooms are about to open... any luck finding out the how to??

    -Jc
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    Hey Juan-Carlos..
    This is the best I can find.
    http://www.adenium.com.tw/

    And the pic of the anatomy
    http://www.flowerpictures.net/adenium/anatomy.htm

    None of my plants have flowers. I nevered got a sucessful pollination. Let me know if you do.

    Thanks

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    found it!!

    http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/program....ose.PDF
    It says pollination is often not successful since both male and female plants are needed and many times they can be sterile:/
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Fruit. The fruit, which is classified as a follicle, splits along one side to release seeds
    bearing a pappus (tuft of hairs which aids in dispersal)) at each end. Seed production is
    not reliable, since pollination is often not successful, due to plants in cultivation being
    male or female sterile.
    PROPAGATION.
    As stated above, propagation from seed is not reliable because of pollination problems.
    For those developing new varieties, hand pollination using male/female compatible plants
    is necessary to ensure the production of viable seed. If fresh viable seed is available,
    germination rates are high if it is used promptly. Remove the pappus, dust the seeds in
    fungicide and sow in a sterile, sandy, free-draining soil mix. Germination occurs within a
    week at 85EF, and after a month seedlings should have at least 6 true leaves and be ready
    for transplanting. Seed grown plants will often flower the same year, and should be
    watered as needed and given regular applications of fertilizer.
    Enjoy,

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    I wasnt able to open the file. Do you have it a saved on a program (Mircosoft Words etc)?

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    Mine polenates and bears "fruit" a couple of times during the summer and fall. It apparently "selfs".

    Has it been given proper dormancy in the winter? As far as I've seen they require a period of less water, and less light in the winter.

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    Friends,
    I am from India and have over 50 cultivars of adenium with me. You guys can contact me for any help suggestions etc.
    I also sell and trade adenium seeds and seedlings alongwith plants.
    Thanks.
    Pramod.

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