Picture of Sowing Experiences

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Pictures are taken on Sept. 23, 2003. During this time in southern Taiwan, the temperature is 23~35 degrees Celsius. The result of germination is 95% or above. Seeds that has been sowed has only been picked from their seed pods 15 days ago. Currently in Taiwan, pollination can be practiced in all four seasons.

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Carbonized Rice Hulls
Cotton Waste
Mixture of sand, rice hulls and cotton waste.
Putting the mixture into growing trays.
Implanting seeds into growing trays.
Labeling section's breeds and date of sowing
Completion of Sowing
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After Sprinkling
Sprinkling the seeds 3~5 times a day.
Day5: Sprouting the two leafs.
Day 7
Day 9
Day 9
Albino germination
23~35 degrees Celsius

Full of sunlight

Semi sunlight

Illumination

 
2 hours
2~ 4 hours
4~ 8 hours.
 
2~ 4 hours
0.5cm
5~ 15 Days
5~ 15 Days

Our seeds have been drying out for preventing from wetness during shipping in case they are ruined by mildew.
When the customers receive the seeds, we suggest them must soak seeds in the water for 2-4 hours before sowing in order to increase the germination rate.
After sowing, keep the soil wet for 10days until the sprouts appear.
Please take care of the temperature, which will affect the germination rate directly.
The suitable temperature is between 23-35 Celsius degree
Before you prepare sowing, you have to notice forecast not to meet the rainy days or the cloudy days for the following 7days.
Or it will affect the germination rate.

Here below we recommend three links of full instructions on growing.

http://www.adenium.com.tw/adeniumseeds/Seed%20Sowing.htm

http://www.adenium.com.tw/cultivation_expeirence_english.htm

http://www.adenium.com.tw/adeniumseeds/propagation.htm

If you have any questions during planting adenium,please don't hesitate to contact us.
Thanks again and have a wonderful day.

Happy seed Sowing.

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1. Block 50% of the sunray that directly shines on the plant. Because blocking 50% sunray will create a better climate for the seeds to grow. However after germination they seem to thrive with warmth,

2. Within 10 days after planting the seed, the seeding material needs to be ample water. (before the Desert Rose sprout out its first two leafs, it is not afraid of water).

3. The seed should be laid horizontally into the basin. The best depth under the cultivating materials would be ? 0.5cm Please click!

4. For successful germination, half would go to the quality of the seed and the other half goes to how you water the your seeds with about 23~35 Celsius of sun light for the next 15 days(if the temperature is lower than 18 degrees Celsius it will not germinate as accordingly). Meaning keeping the soil moist and watering by spray (like you spray the detergent on your shirt when washing) not by a holes. If you are able to realize the key to this method, germinating would have a high of 90%.

We produce the seeds all year round. We can promise you the seeds that we sent you are fresh.
Because our seeds need to send to overseas customer,
we will let our seeds to keep totally dry at first after we pick up from our garden.
During the dry procedure,the seeds will be dormant.
When you receive the seeds,
you must soak them in the water for 2-4 hours before sowing in order to let them wake up.

The seed should be laid horizontally into the basin. The best depth under the cultivating materials would be ? 0.5cm Please click!
After sowing, you should keep the soil wet for ten days until the sprouts appear.
Please take care of the temperature, which will affect the germination rate directly.
The suitable temperature is between 23-35 Celsius degree.
While you are sowing,
you have to notice weather report not to meet the rainy days or the cloudy days for the following 7days

How to know my plants need to use what kind of Fertilizer during their growth stage?
If you want to accelerate your plants to have bloom, what kind of Fertilizer is suggested to use?

Please note our below explanation of how to use fertilizer is based on temperature condition between 23-35 Celsius degree.
Under this temperature condition, we divide plants growth stage into four to explain.

The first stage (sowing to one month old seedlings),
we do not suggest to use any fertilizer in the media at this period.
because the plants will grow fast at this stage.
During this period, we will use liquid fertilizer and spray once or twice a week.
Please use high N and low P and K liquid fertilizer, such as N20-P15-K15 and plant in the 1 inch pot tray.

The second stage (one month to two months old seedlings),
we will still suggest to use liquid fertilizer at this period.
But the N:P:K ratios in fertilizer should be changed to the same level,
such as N20-P20-K20 and spray once or twice a week.

The third stage (after two months old seedlings),
we prepare to transplant seedlings to a bigger pot(3 inch pot).
When transplanting the seedlings,
we will add slow release chemical fertilizer which can maintain for one year into media and stir with media.
Because the plants will grow much faster at this period and the plants need more fertilizer to grow strong.
We will use slow release chemical fertilizer which N:P:K ratios is same, for example N20-P20-K20.
Also, we will spray liquid fertilizer N:P:K ratios in same level to plant leaves
such as N20-P20-K20 once or twice a week,
in order to supplement insufficient part during this fast growing period.
The leaves surface will absorb liquid fertilizer easily.

The forth stage (after four months old seedlings),
during this period, the plants are going to bloom, if the temperature keep between 23-35 Celsius degree.
We will chang liquid fertilizer N:P:K ratios.
We will use liquid fertilizer which have high P,K and low N or even stopping N,
such as N8:P15:K15. And still spray once or twice a week.

If your plants have already grown the (after Six months old seedlings), such as N 0~10:P 15~30:K 15~30.
and you want to see you plants have flowers often.
please use liquid fertilizer which have more P and K and spray once or twice a week to your plants' leaves.
The leaves surface will absorb liquid fertilizer easily.
Please avoid to spray liquid fertilizer under strong sunlight.
The best time is to spray in the morning or in afternoon after sunset.
This will help your plants to bloom quickly.

If the temperature below 20 Celsius degree, please stop to use the fertilizer.
Because the plant will be dormancy in the cold weather.
When the weather become warm, you can fertilize your plants again

The Secrets of having 95% germination rate for Adenium:

1. The best temperature for Adenium to survive is from 20 to 35℃.
2. Selecting fresh seeds or seeds that are harvested during three months to sow.
3. Before sowing, soak the seeds into water for at least two to four hours. If you are using water-tube to water the seeds, you must soak them for two to four hours. Otherwise, if you water the seeds by sprinkling, you can sow them first and then just sprinkle them for 15 minutes.
4. The first week for sowing, please keep the appropriate wet for the soil in order to have better sprout.
5. Once the seeds sprout and grow two leaves, please decrease the wet of environment (soil). Before watering, the surface of the soil needs to be dry.
6. It only takes two weeks for the seeds to sprout and grow into 1-2 cm in diameter, and the temperature must be kept in the range of 22~35℃. In addition, I have to declare that I do not use fertilizers in my soil.
7. After the seeds have sprouted, add fertilizer into water and then sprinkle them. In that way, the leaves can also absorb the fertilizers. Fertilizers used as N,P,K, for every 4 to 5 days until the plants need to change their pots into a three-inch pot.
8. The soil for the three-inch basin would require fertilizers for the long-term, which means that the Adenium would need to be fertilized about every ten days.


Pricelist for one 15 cm long cutting of Adenium cultivars

About Seeds:

I use hand pollinate, so it has low possibility (20%-30%) to grow into pink adenium. Most of them have characters of their parents.
The red, white and whit with red border adenium are more stable.
Although seed is not guaranteed to look exactly like the parent plant, some will look exactly like the parent, while others may have only certain characteristics in common with the parent. This is how new varieties are created.
It needs time and luck to produce the new kinds which are better than their parents.

Basic Adenium obesum seeds: These are sold in packets of 10 seeds each assortment with a minimum order. Seeds are normally sent by Provisory Special Post and a quarantine certificate is available. Seeds are shipped fresh and will give a minimum of 75% germination (usually more); however, as is usual in the seed trade, because germination conditions and numerous factors are outside our control, no express guarantee is provided. We have never had any problems so far. If you want to buy in large qty ( 100,000 seeds ), it is better to have import licence.
If you only want to buy in small qty, I will apply for quarantine certificate for you.

2017 The Successful Artificial Pollination....

1.Pink: It reaches 85% for pink seeds to bear pink flowers.
2.White: It reaches 95% for white seeds to bear white flowers.
3.Red: It reaches 95% for red flowers seeds to bear red flowers.
4.Stripe Lined: It reaches 70% for stripe-lined seeds to bear striped-lined flowers.
5.Dark Purple: It reaches 10% for dark purple seeds to bear dark purple flowers.
6.Light Purple: It reaches 30% for light purple seeds to bear light purple flowers.
7.Peach: It reaches 70% for peach seeds to bear peach flowers
8.Red Lining Adenium with Five Petals: It reaches 20% for red lining Adenium with five petals flowers seeds to bear red lining adenium with five petals flowers.
9.Yellow: It reaches 20% for yellow seeds to bear yellow flowers

10.White petal with red curving: It reaches 95% for white petal with red curving seeds to bear white petal with red curving.
11.White Arabicum: It's very a rare variety. According to our experiences, the offsprings of Arabicum only have about thousandth of percentage could grow into the purely white Arabicum. Most of it might be grow into pink color or some of them they might grow into white with red edge or red. We’ve tried many ways to improve this issue and hope it’ll successful blooming the pure white flower sooner.
12. Variegated Leaves White: Basically, variegated leaves is mutant varieties. So far we still can not make sure how many percentage chance that it will grow into exactly like Variegated Leaves. We've been working on developed the better offspring of Variegated Leaves for a long time, but it still need luck to make it grow exactly like its mother plant. So before you order the Variegated Leaves please make sure that you have read this information.
13. New Double and triple layer Adenium: It reaches 30~50% for Double and triple layer seeds to bear Double and triple layer flowers.

Notes: Our seeds have been drying out for preventing from wetness during shipping in case they are ruined by mildew.
When the customers receive the seeds, we suggest them must soak seeds in the water for 2-4 hours before sowing in order to increase the germination rate.
After sowing, keep the soil wet for 10 days until the sprouts appear.
Please take care of the temperature, which will affect the germination rate directly.
The suitable temperature is between 25-35 Celsius degree.
Before you prepare sowing, you have to notice forecast not to meet the rainy days or the cloudy days for the following 7 days.
Or it will affect the germination rate.

From our experiments, the germination rate is between 75% and 98%.
The Adenium seeds I mail to the clients are all harvested freshly.
When you sow our seeds under the temperature of 20 to 35℃.
I am able to guarantee the seeds will be able to have more than 80 percent of germination rate.
All of the seeds I mailed to my customers come from my adenium garden.
If you order white, red, and white petal with red curving adeniums, they will have 90% similarity of the pictures you see on my website.

However, the progenies of purple and striped line adenium are more flexible. I haven't been able to keep track of their originalities;
therefore, they are a little hard to be predictable.
It can be guaranteed that all of the seeds which my clients order are from the Adenium garden you see on the website.
If you want the seeds to grow better than those in my pictures, I can tell you that it happens rarely.
If you really keep the seeds under appropriate temperature, it will have a great chance to bloom like the pictures you see on my website

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If you have any questions after you win the auctions, please write an e-mail to inform me first. I will try my best to serve you.
Because of the different language, please give me more time to describe the details. Thank you for your assist.

Packing: We pack international orders very carefully, keeping your regulations in mind. All plants are packed in strong cardboard boxes with clean advertising shattering paper as the pictures. All plants are individually labeled. Documentation: Provided the quarantine certificate requires additional declarations, this charge is $50.

Normally when post office come to your house and they bring the parcel, if no one was home in three days. Then they also leave a message in your mailbox telling you that they tried to deliver it to you.
please subjoin your phone number behind your address, because it will help the postman contact with you if you are not home.
If buyer still not to receive the parcel then post office will send them back to me.

According to our experience, the parcel will take more than one month to sent back to me.

The plants' shape maybe not good looking, if buyer is not care the shape, we still can send the same parcel to you.In order to maintain our good qualities and credit, we will suggest buyer to replace new one. However, we will charge you 30% replacement fee.
If the return problems' mistake by seller, we will replace the new plants and not charge you the shipping fee again. If the return problems is about receivers' problems, we will charge the shipping fee to you.
When you receive our send parcel's information to you, you must notice the parcel that you will receive in 5-8 days.

If you haven't received the parcel for some time, I think, maybe, the parcel is in the post office because nobody signature. If you have free time, could you go to post office and ask?

Please remember to give me a feedback after the deal be done.
I will be very appreciated about it. ^_^
If you don't receive our products, or find any problem about our products, please contact with me immediately, do not give me a negative feedback directly.
Because a negative feedback can not be removed, it is not fair to me as I am always willing to deal with any problem.
Hope you can do me the favor, thanks at all.


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Question & Answer:

ABOUT SEEDS
Q14. How are the mixed100 seeds being packed?
Q15. What can I do to keep the fresh seeds if I am not going to sow them immediately?
Q16. What is the difference between buying seeds and plants?
Q17. I would like to buy fragrant varieties, could you recommend some for me?
Q18. Some kind reminder for planters to sow seeds?
Q19. Why the price on ebay is cheaper than the price I buy privately?
Q20. Why do I need to make a reservation for the seeds, grafts or plants in advance?
Q21. May I appoint paternal or maternal origins of seeds I order?
Q22. Why does not the adenium grow seedpods easily?
Q23. How do I take care of my seedpods?
Q24. What is the tactics for successful seedling germination?
Q25. Why did some seeds sprout, some others didn't start to sprout?
Q26. What is the difference if I purchase designated red breeds and non designated red breeds?

Q27. If you have the problem with the seeds germination rate, please inform us as soon as possible?

Q14. How are the Mixed 100 seeds being packed?
About the 100 Mixed seeds means in one package, there are 10 varieties, each of them are 10 seeds;
thus, 10 varieties are 100 seeds. Also, they are separately packaged by their varieties.
Therefore, there are 10 small packages in one package.

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Q15. What can I do to keep the fresh seeds if I am not going to sow them immediately?
First of all, you should be aware that our seeds you bought are just harvested from the garden less than 15 days; therefore, seeds can keep as longer as 3 months at least.
In addition, please do not put your seeds into refrigerator.
It is not helpful at all for the seeds.Also, you should put them into containers which close to the ground, and put them in a shady and cool place without strong light.

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Q16. What is the difference between buying seeds and plants?
In our opinion, grafts will grow exactly like the one you see in the pictures, but seeds won't.
The percentage for seeds to grow like the one in the pictures is pretty low,
and you can also refer that the percentage of the progeny looked like its parentage is low.
Usually, there will be some differences, but it is hard to predict how many differences it will be.

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Q17. I would like to buy fragrant varieties, could you recommend some for me?
As for the fragrant breeds, we will recommend Super Perfume and Fragrant Delight. In addition,
Super Perfume is the most fragrant one amoung our adenium.

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Q18. Some kind reminder for planters to sow seeds?
1. It has 30% due to the weather, if you start to sow them, the beginning 10 days are very importation.
Pay attention to the weather report. It would be better if the sunny days last for a week, and you have to
keep the temperature in about 23-35 degrees Celsius and keep the soil with proper moisture, do not let
the surface of soil appear to be arid.
2. During the ten days, the seeds had better not meet the rainy days or the cloudy days.
Rainy days, the low temperature or the soil without moisture are the main reasons that we fail in growing.
The temperature should not under 20 Celsius.
Ps. In rainy days, please don't water them and remember to move them indoors.

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Q19. Why the price on ebay is cheaper than the price I buy privately?
In order to save the cost on ebay and attract more customers, we usually post lower price on ebay.
According to rules of auction, we have to sell our products whatever the prices are. If you often shop on ebay,
sometimes you will see the price of final bid might be higher than we sell for the fixed price. Besides,
we only sell our plants for small qty on the ebay shop.

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Q20.Why do I need to make a reservation for the seeds, grafts or plants in advance?
A1. Since there are lots of variables affecting the availability of seeds and grafted plants, such as customer demand,
the success rate of grafting and pollination, the weather, the growth rate, etc.
Some varieties of seeds and grafts may not be available, please inquire by e-mail before buying.
Our goal is to meet your expectation by providing the best plants and seeds.

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Q21. May I appoint paternal or maternal origins of seeds I order?
Many customers ask for proof of maternal origins in order to meet
the agricultural requirements of the respective countries,
and clients in the field of research may ask for both paternal and maternal certificate.
When we receive the order and if it asks for paternal or maternal origins,
it may take 4~7 months to complete the entire process.
Also, clients will need to pay a half of the total payment in advance.

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Q22. Why does not the adenium grow seedpods easily?
Because the adenium cannot pollinate by itself, it does not grow seedpods easily.
It needs other flowers that can be on the same plant to help complete pollination.
Other than the help of insects, it really requires artificial pollinating.
To be able to perform the task of artificial pollinating,
one must fully understand the structures of the adenium in advance.
Pic-1 The adenium does not really presents its pistils and stamen, but they are hidden inside the throat.
1. Use a pair of scissors to cut off 2/3 of the flower’s throat.
While you are cutting, be careful do not cut off the five filaments because the stamen is inside of the filaments.
These five filaments will be in shapes of upside down funnels, and the pollen is inside the top of the filaments.
The color of the pollen is yellowish.
2. To retrieve the pollen, one can simply pull off the tip of two filaments.
As you pull off the two filaments to retrieve pollen, you will notice pollen is not much,
so you need to be very careful for manipulate. If you are not careful enough,
it is very likely that you will lose the pollen.
3. Gradually removing the rest of the filaments and pistils that are wrapped by the filaments will be revealed.
Place the pollens at the sticky area on top of the pistils.
4. When you have finished the above steps, your have successfully cross-pollinated the flower.
5. A good sign of proving that you have successfully conducted pollination,
the flower will drop after a couple of days. Then waiting for one or two more days,
the calyx should turn slightly red and will be getting bigger and bigger.
6. The best time to cross-pollinate is after adenium blooming for 2~3 days and it can be operated anytime.

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Q23. How do I take care of my seedpods?
1.You can wrap the seedpods inside panty hoses.
2.If you think panty hose are a bit weird and will feel embarrassed
if your neighbors will gossip about your flower,
you can tape it or tie it up with a rubber band so the seeds will not fly away.
However, please be sure not to bind them too tight.
When the seedpods are nearly matured,
the appearances will turn a bit yellow and after 2~3 days the seedpods will start to open.
If you do not tie up your seedpods before they open, the seeds with furry ends will start to fly away.

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Q24. What is the tactics for successful seedling germination?
Picture of Sowing Experiences
1. Blocking 50% of the sunlight that directly beam at the plant.
Because blocking 50% sunlight will create a better climate and environment for the seeds to grow.
The temperature about 23~35 degrees Celsius is the most suitable for growing seeds.
2. After sowing seeds, the material and soil need to be abundant watered within 10 days.
(Before the Desert Rose sprout out its first two leaves, it is not afraid of water).
3. The seeds should be placed horizontally into the basins or trays.
The best depth under the cultivating materials would be 1 cm.
4. For successful germination,
half would go to the quality of the seed and the other half goes to how you water the your seeds
under 23~35 degrees Celsius for the next 15 days
(if the temperature is lower than 18 degrees Celsius, it will not germinate as expected).
Please keep the soil moist and watering by spray. Don't water them by watering pipes.
If you realize the key of these steps, germinating rate would be as high as 95%.

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Q25. Why did some seeds sprout, some others didn't start to sprout?
In general, our seeds will take 5~ 14 days to germinate.
It is normal, because our seeds are all dry.
So, it will take time to start to germinate after you planted them.
Some of them may have prompt germination, so they sprout faster than the rest ones.
It will be ok. We think the seeds will germinate continually.

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Q26. What is the difference if I purchase designated red breeds and non designated red breeds?
If you just tell us you want to purchase red breeds,
it meant you do not designate its name, so it meant all the red breeds.
The Red-mixed breeds will not have specific stock plant to produce the seeds,
and we all use hand pollinate.
If you designate its name of red breeds, the price will be a little expensive than non designated seeds.
But, the designated red seeds, we can guarantee it will produce from the specific stock plant.

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Q27. If you have the problem with the seeds germination rate, please inform us as soon as possible?
If you have the problem that the seeds germination rate is not good, please inform us as soon as possible.
Thus, we can check with other customers who have bought our seeds at same time and record if the seeds which have been harvested at the same time face the same situation with you.
If the feedback of germination rate from other customers is good,
according to your germination rate information, we will make suitable handling method.
we record our seeds situation and improve our seeds quality better during the production and the harvest season.
We are reliable seller on ebay for many years. Please don't worry to purchase our seeds.
We will do our best to serve our customers.

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