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Turning Adeniums plant into a bonsai
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BMBAlbert
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December 3, 2011 - 3:33 pm
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Hi Bonsai Enthusiast,

I have started growing this idea of turning Adenium into bonsai through growers in Indonesia and Thailand.
From an adenium plant if their caudex is not big or huge that plant will not look good as a bonsai.
So, in order to have big caudex you have to start growing adenium from seeds.
Growing adenium seeds is very easy -
1] Any color types of adenium seeds is good.
2] Leave the seeds in water for about half an hour.
3] Put wet tissue into a sealed transparent box and place all the wet seeds onto the wet tissue.
4] Put the sealed transparent box in a bright light area away from sun.
5] It will germinate fastest 5 days to longer 7 -10 days depends on the weather.

Happy growing for those who want to try it.

Cheers,
BMB Albert

I have photos to share on the adenium growing.

http://i296.photobucket.com/al.....rt/006.jpg

After the seeds germinated, plant all of the seedlings into a small pot and let it grow to about 2 inches tall.
In order to let it grow bigger caudex you have to cut off the top growing part. In this way the plantlet energy is to grow bigger caudex and later will start to have more branching stems.

http://i296.photobucket.com/al.....aby008.jpg

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After cut off the top the small adenium plant will turn to this:

 

I kept cutting off their growing shoots every six months – a photo to show.

 

I will also repot and rearrange  the growing roots and to position the plant sideways as the adenium plant grow bigger.

Will have to wait for more than a year from above stage to see how the caudex and plant grow  and to decide what type of pots to grow. 

Finally, you could see the result of an adenium bonsai.

 

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Hello Bonsai friends,

Hope the above explanation is clear enough for beginners to understand the variuos steps to work on their small adenium bonsai to be.

Please do not hesitate to post questions – the more questions you ask the more you will understand the correct way to work on your plants.

There is still another type of adenium which I have tried to practice and to improve on is the min adenium bonsai.

This is my very first min adenium bonsai – it is smaller in size than the clothes peg.

Hope you enjoyed my sharing.

Cheers,

BMB Albert 

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February 23, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Where did u buy the seeds?

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Thanks for sharing...How long will Adenium take to flower when starting from seeds?...I have some seeds sprouted..

Sheena

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sheena said:

Thanks for sharing...How long will Adenium take to flower when starting from seeds?...I have some seeds sprouted..

Sheena

It takes about 8 months to a year to get blooms. However, depends on

your feeding.

 

BMB Albert 

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st heng said:

Where did u buy the seeds?

Normally you could buy the seeds from ebay. Maybe you could get them from your local nurseries.

 

BMB Albert 

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