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Friday, March 11, 2016

How To Save Adenium Rhizome Bulb Plants Adenium Desert Rose Rhizome Disease Root Rot and New Mango Colored Aboli Flower Plants

Fire Cracker Aboli  Crossandra infundibuliformis
Aboli plant fire cracker, added a new one, while we had the peach coloured plant loved this one, its a soothing mango colour! and I also love the blue ones, heavenly deep blue, they look Awesum , but did not find it, will keep looking for Blue colored Aboli flower plants. The Aboli plant is usually selected for their beautiful blooms and bush remains ever green if grown in proper sunlight. The flowers have three or five asymmetrical petals, and leaves are glossy green. Most loved by women as these form a beautiful hair decorations, gajra and garlands, along with fragrant jasmines and mogra flowers. Aboli plants are also loved for their magical crackling of seeds. Its an Awesum experience to hear and see the seeds crackle and burst.
This is a beautiful way of nature for propagation of this Aboli as the seeds spread and then grow into new plants.With religious symbolism the plant also is considered auspicious and not many are able to grow it successfully.
Common pests and diseases I have found in Aboli can be prevented with simple care- 1) Sunlight is best and choose a sunny spot where the plant gets indirect sunlight. Usually attacked by black ants, sun prevents this.2) Cowdung and feeding is required for flowering, 3) Most loved by birds and they eat the flowers. To prevent this grow them along with other plants in container, this way they are hidden and grow well.
Custard Apple on Tree
 Meanwhile in our complex garden the Custard Apple is fully loaded and has been covered with cloth to protect from evil eye!
Healthy Custard apple

Adenium Desert rose Sick Plant
 A sad news is , our beautiful Adenium plant, Desert rose, that has been with us for many many years and given so many blooms, is sick, attacked, and now the whole rhizome has become mushy. A sign of root rot and fungus. The stem dropped and felt soft on touching and the skin wrinkled, so I had to check the base, and yes the roots were attacked by black ants and white fungus. this happens during winters and when the water does not dry or drain off well. A succulent bush, I never gave much attention to this one and it has given me so much love, so many blooms over the years.
Adenium Rhizome sick diseased
 Trying my best to save it, transplanted in another pot and praying it gets well soon. Known as Adenium Obesum, the fat rhizome tuber and the fleshy stems were always loaded with fluorescent pink flowers. There were such beautiful moments when the seed pods burst in my hands with a splatter of fluffy cottony seeds, the shape of rice grain. Have grown new plant from seeds, but was feasted by birds. Tiny baby Adenium plants look so cute, lighter green fleshy small stems with tiny leaves. And as the plant grows big so also the size of rhizome increases.
Adenium Flowers Fluorescent pink
Trying to trim a few parts, as the Desert Rose had grown quite large, and after transplanting have been careful with watering, keeping fingers crossed! This si a hard part of gardening....but I am hopeful it will survive!

Rhizome of Adenium Dessert rose attacked by fungus Rot rot
 Mud Water Matkas Awesum Colorful hand painted

Transplanting in New Pot
Soothing periwinkle are in full blooms during hot summers and they love the fresh water bath in early morning. and I love to give them a thorough bath, one tip to keep them healthy and fresh in this hot summer season in my little space under the sun!
Baby Pink Color periwinkle Sada Phuli flower
All the Best from Rizwana!
Some fond memories Adenium Prosperity plant Original Pictures 


  1. The postings on your site are always excellent. Thanks
    for the great share and keep up this great work! All the best to you.

  2. Thank you for the lovely comment and liking my posts, богдан ян Welcome to Garden Care Simplified!All the Best from Rizwana!


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