Grow Adenium (Desert Rose) From Seed
Hello Fellow Adenium Growers.
I often receive emails from my customers asking for the best way to achieve higher germination rates from their Adenium Seeds. Well, that is the million-dollar question to which there are many answers.
However, as part of my business, I plant thousands of Adenium Seeds each year and the following is the process that I stick to without any problems and always with higher percentage germination rates than other similar methods that I have tried previously.
It may seem obvious but firstly and most importantly successful germination rates of Adenium Seeds depend highly on obtaining the freshest seed possible from a trusted supplier who has experience in raising Adenium from seed.
Adenium Seeds are very easy to grow, anyone can grow them as long as you give them what they need to thrive. Adenium usually germinates within 7 to 10 days and occasionally some will germinate within a day or two.
To encourage Adenium Seeds to germinate you need a few key ingredients.
1. Fresh Seeds
2. Lots of Light (Sunlight or Grow lights)
3. Heat (25 – 35 degrees Celsius)
4. Water (Humidity)
5. Good Draining potting mix
Soak seeds in warm water for between 2 – 4 hours to rehydrate the seed.
Fill a seed tray with a quick-draining potting mix, something like the following combination works out great value with high germination rates: 50/50 mixture of Cactus Compost & Perlite although we prefer to use coco coir.
Make a 3- to 4-inch layer of the potting mixture in the seed tray.
After the seeds have soaked for the allotted time carefully place the Adenium seeds on the potting mixture surface, spacing them about 1 – 2 inches apart.
Barely cover the seeds with the potting mixture.
Water the Adenium seeds to thoroughly moisten the potting mixture in the seed tray. Water the seeds once every week, only when the potting mixture is almost dry you can choose to mist them with a spray bottle if you prefer.
Do Not Allow to Dry Out and Do Not Let the Mixture Become Water Logged
Maintain air temperatures around the Adenium seeds of around 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
It would be ideal if you had a propagator and a good light source.
Move the seed tray into full sunlight when the seeds germinate and begin to sprout.
Transplant the Adenium seedlings when they have at least three sets of “true” leaves, which are the larger leaves that emerge after the smaller seedling leaves. You can usually transplant the seedlings about one month after planting the seeds.
There are plenty of other ways to grow Adenium from seed to achieve similar results but the basics remain the same and talking from experience at http://www.adeniumstore.com this particular way works very well for me and should do for you also.
I am a passionate admirer of all things Adenium & Plumeria and I hope to share my experiences with everyone from the hobbyist to the enthusiast alike.
It was this passion that led me to become the owner of one of the fastest-growing Adenium Seed, Plumeria Seed and Adenium Plant suppliers in Europe.
All this aside my goal is simple and that is in educating others of the joys of these very easy to grow and care for seeds and plants.
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