Picture of Sowing Experiences

Pictures are taken on Sept. 23, 2003. During this time in southern Taiwan, the temperature is 25~33 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

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 ? ~ 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 with about 20~35 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%.

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 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, it is better to have import licence.
If you only want to buy in small qty, I will apply for quarantine certificate for you.

The Secrets of Having a 95% Adenium Sprouting....

1. The best environmental temperature for the Desert Rose is from 20 to 35
Celsius Degrees.
2. Selecting freshly picked seeds or seeds that are picked within“three”months
time for sowing.
3. Before sowing the seeds, have it be put into water for at lease“two”to“four”
hours.If you are using a hose to water your seeds, you must soak the seeds for
two to four hours. But if you water your seeds by sprinkling ,you can first sow
your seeds and then just sprinkle your seeds for 15 minutes.

4. For the first week after sowing, please keep the medium(soil) wet for better
sprouting.
5. Once the seeds sprout into a two leaf period, decrease the wetness of the
medium(soil). Before watering, the surface of the medium needs to be dry.
6. It only takes two months for the seed to sprout and grow into a diameter of
1~2 cm (whereas the temperature must be in the range of 22~35 Celsius degrees).
Therefore, I must note that I do not use fertilizers in my medium.

7. After the seed has sprouted, to fertilize would require sprinkling, as to
having the leafs of the Adenium to absorb the fertilizers. Fertilizers used
as N,P,K, for every 4 or 5 days until the plant needs to change its pot to a
three inch pot.
8. The medium for the three inch basin would require fertilizers that are for
longer fertilizing. Meaning, around every ten days, the Adenium would need to
be fertilized
Picture of Sowing Experiences

2010 The a Successful Artificial Pollination....

1.Pink: A pink flower reaching a 85% bloom.
2.White: A white flower reaching a 95% bloom
3.Red: A red flower reaching a 95% bloom
4.Stripe Lines: A stripe lined flower reaching a 70% bloom
5.Dark Purple: A dark purple flower reaching a 10% bloom
6.Light Purple: A light purple flower reaching a 30% bl
oom
7.Magenta: A magenta flower reaching a 70% bloom
8.Red Lining Adenium with Five Petals: A red lining Adenium with five petals
flower reaching a 20% bloom
9.White petal with red curving: A white petal with red curving flower reaching
a 95% bloom

Notes: When you receive the seeds,
you must soak them in the water for 2-4 hours before sowing in order to increase the germination rate.
After sowing, you should keep the soil wet for three days until the sprouts appear.
Please take care of the temperature,which will affect the germination rate directly. Generally speaking,
the germination rate is between 75% to 95%.
The Adenium seeds I mail out to clients are all freshly picked.
When you sow our seeds under the climate of 20 Celcius to 35 Celsius degrees
I am able to guarantee you the seeds will be able to have a 90% and above of growth. As for the seeds, all the seeds are picked from the pictures that are on my website.
Especially, if you order the white, red and white petal with red curving Adeniums,
they will have a 90% similarity of the pictures you see on my website. But for the
seeds to grow better than the pictures, is very less likely to happen. But if you
really keep the seeds under the climate in which I have mentioned above, it will have
a great chance in blooming as the pictures you see.As for the purple and striped line seeds, the offsprings of the Adeniums,we haven't
been able to really keep track of its originalities, therefore, they are a bit less
predictable. But I can assure you that the seeds my clients order are from the
Adeniums you see on the Website.

The steps to mail the grafts and seeds:
First, I will apply for the quarantine certificate(If you buy less than 50 grafts Plant, quarantine certificate is free). Before mailing them out, I will spray grafts Plant the insecticide and fungicide, and then package them with quarantine certificate and invoice which values less than USD 100. In normal, customers take 5-8 days to ship the order.If you don't receive the order as the estimated day, they should cause by the different rules of every custom department.You can use the number on EMS to track the order and know where the order is. If you got the information that your grafts Plant or seeds are be confiscated because of some reasons, please ask the customs the reasons. I will improve the shipping ways in order to make sure that every customer can receive the order successfully. In other way, I will mail the grafrs plants or seeds to you as soon as possible. Of course, you can also choose to refund the money. I will mail out the grafts plants and seeds since four days when the auction ended.
I will put them on my website to let me customers to track the orders. The local website of EMS.
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.


I read my E-mail very often, so it's convenient to contact me by E-mail.

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 mixed100 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 23-36 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 25~35 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 20~35 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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