Adeniums have two great
attributes: they have great flowers and they form large bases. This
family of plants is very easy to grow and is very forgiving of grower
mistakes. Adenium plants are bred for new flower colors and patterns
just as roses and other flowering plants are. White and yellow flowers
are the most difficult to create. Novice growers of Adeniums need only
remember a few key points to be successful.
Adeniums are summer growers and can be watered and
fed regularly if planted in fast draining soil. Let the soil dry
between watering if you are in a humid climate. Most of your growth
will be during the warm season and the plant will have the most leaves.
The plant will also grow best in bright to full sunlight depending on
your climate. We keep them growing outside in full summer heat under
50% shade cover hear in Las Vegas.
Flowering is most abundant during late summer to
early fall. If you can keep the plant warm during this time, you'll get
the best flowering activity.
During the cool months protect the plant from frost
to keep it alive. The plant normally rests during this period and water
should be kept to a minimum. However, you can keep the plant active, if
you can keep it above 50 degrees F.