Adenium Obesum (Desert Rose) Seeds

(4 customer reviews)

2,500.00

Adenium obesum, commonly called desert rose, is a thick-stemmed succulent that is native to semi-arid, sub-Saharan regions of eastern and southwestern Africa plus the Arabian peninsula.

With its glossy leaves, curvaceous caudex and 2 – 3 inch trumpet shaped flowers, It has earned its place in any tropical garden. It is easy to start from seed and grow on.

These rugged desert dwellers adapt to almost any situation as long as they have plenty of sun, warmth and very well-draining soil. These plants love to be in the direct sun.

CAUTION: Their milky plant sap is poisonous so handle with gloves when grown or wash your hands immediately after handling.

10 seeds.  Sourced from Taiwan.

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Ships From: Nigeria

Sold By : LGC SKU: ADENIUM Category:

Description

Adenium obesum, commonly called desert rose, is a thick-stemmed succulent that is native to semi-arid, sub-Saharan regions of eastern and southwestern Africa plus the Arabian peninsula.

With its glossy leaves, curvaceous caudex and 2 – 3 inch trumpet shaped flowers, It has earned its place in any tropical garden. It is easy to start from seed and grow on.

These rugged desert dwellers adapt to almost any situation as long as they have plenty of sun, warmth and very well-draining soil. These plants love to be in the direct sun.

CAUTION: Their milky plant sap is poisonous so handle with gloves when grown or wash your hands immediately after handling.

PAPER TOWEL METHOD OF SOWING ADENIUM SEEDS

  1. Optimal Germination Temperature & Humidity: 20 – 30 degrees Celsius in a dry location.
  2. Wet a couple of paper towel sheets with water and place at the bottom of a dry seed tray.
  3. Place the seeds on the paper towels. ensure the seeds are evenly distributed.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap (if needed to maintain humidity).
  5. Keep the paper towels moist but NOT WET until the seeds germinate and are about one cm tall.
  6. Once germinated carefully transfer into soil in a seedling pot. Ensure seedling a planted shallow.

SOIL METHOD – Watch the video below..

Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg

4 reviews for Adenium Obesum (Desert Rose) Seeds

  1. Paul Ezemba (verified owner)

    After poor results from my perious batch, I received another set of seeds free of charge(I appreciate it). I planted the seeds more than 3weeks ago and 6 out of the 11 seeds have sprouted so far. I got 10 plants from 22 seeds. Thank you

  2. LGC

    We are sad to hear that you were unsuccessful in germinating the adenium seeds. When we tested this batch of seeds we achieved 90% germination.
    Adenium can be tricky to germinate at times especially if there is excess moisture as the seeds rot very easily. We will be directly in touch with you shortly.

  3. Paul Ezemba (verified owner)

    I was really disappointed because I had such high hopes. I used the soil method (6 seeds) and the paper towel method (5 seeds). Only 3 seeds germinated in the soil batch and only 1 seed germinated in the paper towel batch. The germination rate is poor. I feel cheated.

  4. Bint (verified owner)

    I’m excited. 8 seeds germinated & fingers crossed they make it. I’m looking forward to the variety & bloom color it’s gonna produce. I’ll order again.

  5. LGC

    Many thanks for your encouraging feedback.The seeds we sell are actually mixed and contains seeds from different coloured desert rose plants.

    The truth about desert rose seeds is, they do not grow ‘true to seed’. Which means e.g. seeds from a white desert rose are not guaranteed to produce plants with white blooms similar to its mother. Some companies choose to sell seeds indicating specific colours and patterns but there is a very slim chance that the seeds will actually produce the colours you expect. This is why you find that most unusually coloured desert rose plants out there for sale are grafted. For that reason, LGC will only sell mixed seeds so our customers do not feel misled. This was a tough lesson we learned from experience. If you get lucky with an unusual colour then treasure it!

  6. akanmurasheedat (verified owner)

    My first attempt to grow this beautiful plant. Seeds were well packaged with sowing instructions. Of the 10 seeds 6 germinated and 4 are thriving. This encouraged me to buy another pack in Jan????. I wish LGC will sell other colours though

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