This weather is sooo beautiful today so I decided to take care of all my plants. A lot of people don’t know that but I grow my own plants, particularly something called Adenium Obesum or “Desert Rose“. This is a beautiful plant that has a very peculiar “trunk” called caudex, and the flowers are just beautiful! The problem is that I have so many of them. Long story short, I suck at growing stuff and a few years ago, I wanted to get a new hobby so I thought “Why not learn how to grow plants?!” But what? So I went online and saw the Adenium and fell in love with them so what I did is go on Ebay and bought 1000 seeds. I figured if I could just have a couple of them sprout out of that 1000 seeds, that’d be a great success. Problem is that I did a great job and 980 plants sprouted lol Anyway, my ex partner built me a green house and I started making a side business out of it hehe I sold plenty already but I still have a few hundreds of them and when times come to pot them in bigger pots, trust me , it’s hell! LOL Not really, but it’s really time consuming… But hey, somebody’s gotta do it so better start now…
My potting mix consists of 50% potting soil and 50% perlite. This is a great mix that has great drainage which all plants should have so that they don’t rot and die.
Most of my bigger plants are outgrowing their pots so it’s time for them to get cleaned up and get a new home. It’s my favorite part to do because once you hose them down, you can see how big the caudex got. I just love all the different shapes. Look at them legs!!! LOL
Repotted and looking pretty! Now it has more room to grow and it’s perfect timing! For the next 5 to 6 months, these plants are gonna grow even bigger and bloom beautiful flowers. Adenium can take the sun, like 100 degrees weather! They are very very strong and don’t require lots of water either. As long as they get sun and water once the soil is completely dry, they’ll grow happy 🙂
Unfortunately, some of them aren’t that happy lol I took my plants outside too early this year and because of all the rain we got, some of them rotted so it’s time to play doctor. Bend over bitches! 🤣 All I need to do is cut all the stems that have rotted with a sanitized blade, and once cut off, I apply some sulfur to help them heal correctly.
Now that I finished playing doctor, I can repot all the plants. I’ll probably put them back in the greenhouse for a few weeks so that the sun doesn’t beat on them while they are trying to heal. I’ve got tons of little babies so these won’t need much care, just repot them in bigger pots and that’s about it. I can’t wait for this summer to see what color flowers I’m gonna get. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me 🙂
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