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The first bloom of the Summer this year.

Adenium Blogging


It’s actually been a tough year for my Desert Rose plants. I changed the location of my largest one, a Uranus variant, because it is difficult to move around. I thought it might do well out in our front yard, unfortunately it hasn’t gotten enough sun to cause it to bloom. With the peak of the Summer well behind us, this will end up being an off year for it.

Earlier this year, I lost my White Desert Rose. It just seemed to rot out inexplicably.

That leaves my Red and Black Orchid varieties. The Red is pushing a few more blooms, and the Black Orchid has finally bloomed:

Still, overall it’s been an off year for my adeniums.

First Bloom


Early this year. Neither of my other two are anywhere near blooming. Sadly, my Yellow Desert Rose kicked the bucket in the early Spring so I’m down one from last year. Good to see this one is going strong.

Red Obesum


Only because it’s done better than I’d expected, here are some pictures of my red desert rose. I recently re-potted it and figured it would go into shock. Much to my surprise, it’s thrived on the change and this is the best it’s looked.

More Desert Rose Blogging


This is supposed to be a Yellow Desert Rose, although it looks pretty white to me. The bloom is different from my other obesums as well. It has many more petals that overlap to form a much fuller looking bloom.

The plant itself is tiny. The bloom looks kind of funny, like it could tip it over.

Finally, my longest lived obesum. I thought the bloom had peaked about a week ago. I was wrong.

Red Adenium Obesum



Taken with the Wife’s Panasonic DMC-LX5.

First Bloom


Seems like the Uranus is blooming a tad earlier than in previous years. It’s a much drier Summer than the past several have been, so perhaps that has something to do with it. It’s not loaded up with blooms as yet, but they’re coming.

Black Orchid Adenium Obesum


Here’s some pics of my third adenium obesum. It’s a “black orchid” hybrid.

First Blooms


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