|Common name||Desert Rose|
|Species||Adenium Black zombie x onyx emperor|
|Germination||Lay seeds flat, barely cover with loamy soil. Sow in a sterile, sandy, free-draining soil mix. Water only when soil is nearly dry. Germination occurs within a week at 85°F, and after a month seedlings should have at least 6 true leaves and be ready for transplanting. Seed grown plants will often flower the same year.|
|Scarification / Stratification||No|
Adenium Black zombie x onyx emperor Desert Rose Seed Propagation
Adenium Black zombie x onyx emperor The real trick to desert rose plant seed starting is to make sure that you start out with fresh seeds. Fresh desert rose plant seed will have a higher germination rate as well as germinating faster. Purchase your seeds from a reputable dealer or find an owner of a few adult plants (they need to plants to produce seeds) that can give your seeds straight from the plants themselves.
Begin starting adenium seeds by preparing a container with a well-draining growing medium, like a perlite or sand and soil mix. Place the seed in the growing medium, just covering them with the growing medium.
Water from below daily and from above once every three days until the seedlings appear. Place the growing tray or container on a heating pad and keep the temperature of the growing medium at between 80 and 85 F. (27-30 C.).
Your desert rose plant seeds should germinate in one week, if the seeds are fresh. If they are not fresh, it may take longer (if at all). Once the seedlings appear, water only from below. In about a month, the seedlings will be large enough to transplant to a permanent container.
If you are starting adenium seeds, you can expect that the seedlings to bloom in the same year, which is nice as the flowers are what makes them so lovely.