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5. Beautifully blooming desert rose - adenium
Many succulents bloom very impressively, but no plant outshines the magnificent adeniums. The huge, watercolor, hibiscus-like flowers of this succulent amaze no less than the endurance of the plant itself.
It is impossible to achieve flowering without a cool winter, but otherwise the cultivation of adeniums is no different from other succulents.
Adenium obesum is one of the most bizarre succulents. He is rightfully ranked among the beautifully flowering indoor crops, despite all its endurance.
The trunks thickened in the lower part resemble miniature copies of baobabs, and in indoor conditions they are usually quite compact - from 30 to 80 cm in height.
The stem becomes lignified and becomes more bizarre, the older the plant. Short-petiolate, alternately lanceolate with a solid edge and a light central vein, the leaves are more reminiscent of luxurious shrubs. Leathery, shiny, dark green, they look luxurious.
Leaves can reach 10 cm in length, but indoor adeniums are usually much more compact. The funnel-shaped flowers of the adenium are dazzling. The narrow tube emphasizes the diameter of the flowers, which can exceed 5 cm. The disc-shaped limb with rounded-oval, wavy petals appears especially effective due to the blurring of tone from the edge to the center of each petal, giving the plant a watercolor look.
Adenium obese, mainly on sale today, is represented by hybrid varieties crossed with oleander. Choosing between pink and white varieties and different shades of pink and white combinations allows you to choose bright specimens to your liking.
It is a highly variable plant that, depending on conditions, may differ slightly from the standard. Formation allows you to keep the adeniums compact.
Adeniums are poisonous and require careful handling. They require careful watering with complete drying of the soil and minimal water procedures in winter.
The plants are fed from March to August, with a two-week frequency, standard for flowering plants. A simple pinching of the shoots keeps the plants compact and stimulates dense branching.
If necessary, plants are pruned and excess shoots removed to stimulate more abundant flowering. The faded parts are trimmed annually.
Adeniums are sun-loving crops that need bright lighting. For flowering, wintering is required at a temperature of about 15 degrees Celsius. Drafts and changing locations during flowering are best avoided.
Adeniums are grown in a substrate for succulents, transplanted as the soil in pots is filled with roots and without increasing the diameter of the containers too much. Plants are propagated by cuttings, cutting the shoots in the summer.
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