Adenium

Adenium

Life form
Succulent
Family
Cutreous – Apocynaceae
Origin
East Africa
Easy growing
Easy with little difficulty
Size
In room conditions – up to 0.5 m, in natural – up to 3 m. By 5 years – 20 cm, to 10-12 years – 50 cm.
Growth rate
Average
Lifetime
Many years
Temperature
In summer: up to 95 ° F, in winter, if kept at rest, a temperature of 53,6-55.4 ° F is desirable, otherwise it is about 64,4 ° F.
Moisture
Moderate
Lighting
Full sun or light shadow
Soil
Suitable shop soil for succulents with a small addition of sand. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 3 parts of coarse sand or perlite, 2 parts of garden soil, 2 parts of humus (leafy earth), 1 part of charcoal and bone meal, lime or a little egg shell.
Watering
The top layer of the soil between watering should dry up in the summer. Watered approximately every 10-15 days, in November and February 1 time a month, in December and January almost no water.
Fertilizer
2-3 times during the summer by liquid fertilizer, alternating with conventional fertilizer with fertilizer for cacti.
Reproduction
The most suitable way is to multiply pre-soaked seeds, which are planted in a mixture of peat, perlite and sand. Sprout at high temperature not light. Spread by cuttings length of about 12 cm, which, after drying, placed in a loose substrate of sand, moss and perlite with the addition of fungicide. (When propagation cuttings do not form a caudex). Reproduction by layers is carried out with the help of a small notch on the stem, which is covered with moss. Propagate by grafting on another adenium or oleander.
Flowering
Flowers in color from pink to purple. Blooms for 4-5 years of life.
Transplant
In the spring, every 2 years
Features of care
A winter rest period is required.
Difficulties
Affected by a spider mite, mealybugs. Root rot is possible with excessive watering.
Air purification
Toxicity
The juice that is released during pruning irritates the skin, therefore avoid contact with the eyes.


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