Yesterday I ran through my apartment for 5 minutes in total hysterics!
I must admit that I have severely neglegted my adeniums for the past year. I have watered them regularly and given them fertilizer... but that's about it.
They still had dry leaf tips and I had the feeling that they don't really like it at my place.
So I just left them in peace and hoped for a new apartment with bigger windows and a garden or balcony soon.
Yesterday (5 minutes before I had to leave) I made the standard check if every one of my "children" has enough water for the hot day to come and I let my eyes wander across my living room window sill.
"Well," I thought, "the adenium has grown a bit awry, I might have to turn it so that it will grow to the other side again." And then I thought "And it has some funny pink thing on its tip... and..."
And suddenly it hit me! My 2 and a half year old adenium has grown a flower bud!!!!
That was the moment the hysteria started... I ran through the apartment in search for a camera and in panic because I only had 5 minutes left or I would miss my train.
So, a few quick pics, another round of incredible hysteria, screaming and dancing... and then I left.
Now, here are the pics.
Adenium obesum on July 10, 2010
Aparently the adenium has tried to flower before. There is a dried up flower bud right underneath the other one that never had the chance to grow into a real flower.
Adenium obesum dried up flower bud on July 10, 2010
The hysteria is gone now but the wonder still remains.
What am I doing (right) with my plants??? First the faucaria at 1 3/4 years and now the adenium at 2 1/2 years...
And how in the world did I miss that? I mean, the flower bud did not just appear there yesterday morning. It must have been visible for at least a week... Apparently I haven't really looked at my plants in a long time!
The best thing is that this flower really is kind of a miracle. At green-24.de many people have grown adenium from seeds but someone told me today that so far only 3 people (well, make that 4...) have managed to get the adeniums to flower at the age of two.
Wow, I'm so proud!!!