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Succulent: Impala Lily (Adenium multiflorum)

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Unread postby bucky » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:20 pm

I have about 5 of them , 2 planted close to a north facing wall in a well drained rockery , with my succulents .
The biggest problem is that we get to much rain in gauteng , and they rot , so I barely water this bed .

The best is to plant them in containers , with a mix of coarse sand compost and soil .
Water sparingly , to little is better than to much .
No water during winter , and keep them on a north facing patio .

They grow VERY slowly , so buy the biggest 1 you can find , the base must be nice and thick .
If you look in my report in this forum section under "indiginous plants in the highveld" for some names of nurserys that stock these .

Mine do flower here :D

They are winter flowering , as with most succulents .

Some pics , taken in Shingwedzi - June .

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Unread postby Freda » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:26 pm

I bought both an impala lily and a kudu lily at Berg-en-dal gate for R50 each.
I have them in containers and have brought them indoors for the winter, holding thumbs that they will survive.

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Unread postby bucky » Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:04 pm

They will , just dont water them (They wont freeze if they are dry )

I have found they flower better when left outside though.
So far mine have survived the winter outdoors , even the ones in the rockery .

To much water kills them before frost .

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Unread postby Snoobab » Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:27 am

I have a friend that grows Baobab Bonsai trees in Gauteng and during winter he pulls the whole tree out the pot and leaves it on a shelf in his garage. In summer he replants it and it grow well. He says if he doesn't do this they can die. Maybe the Impala Lily is the same but I couldn't leave such a beautiful plant on a shelf in the garage for the whole of winter, just don't seem right.

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Unread postby Dries » Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:30 am

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Unread postby Peter Betts » Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:14 pm

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TAKEN AT SHINGWEDZI SEPT 2006

With my new Nikkor 105 VR Micro Lens...no flash

I keep mine in a huge pot on my North West Porch in beautiful Summerstrand PE Top Soil (Beach Sand) and only rain water. Ive only had him since September so we will see

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Unread postby Muhammad » Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:37 pm

@ Olifants Camp 2006

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Unread postby Peter Betts » Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:09 pm

Superb Photos Muhammad the way you have organised the background makes the pics jump off the screen.
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Unread postby Muhammad » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:18 pm

Thank you,Peter

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Unread postby BethR » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:01 pm

Hi there, along a somewhat similar vein here...does anyone know if Kruger nurseries also sell baobabs (seeds or saplings)? Thanks! :)

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Unread postby Johann » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:27 pm

BethR wrote:Hi there, along a somewhat similar vein here...does anyone know if Kruger nurseries also sell baobabs (seeds or saplings)? Thanks! :)


Yes, they do sell them in a few different sizes. Remember seeing young trees of up to about 2m tall for sale in the nursery.
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Unread postby BethR » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:10 pm

thanks! a 2m baobab sounds great...a little hard to maneuver though. Do you know if they sell seeds as well?

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Unread postby Johann » Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:34 pm

BethR wrote:...Do you know if they sell seeds as well?


Sorry, really can't remember. Only remember seeing plants of different sizes.
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Unread postby BethR » Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:40 pm

Ok, thanks again! :)

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Unread postby bucky » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:12 pm

I cant recall them selling seeds , although try pm'ing knp spokesman and asking him if he could find out for you .
At worst case , you could always buy a small 1 , and I bet it would transport pretty well if you wash its potting soil of carefully and transport it as is .

If you have frost free winters , and not to much rain in summer I am sure that they can grow well .
Apparently they form a mini baobab in as little as 5 years , so they do not take forever to grow , in spite of the age they can attain .

I would plant 1 out on the pavement if it wasnt for the cold winters here :lol: .


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