Grow Adenium From Seed

It may seem obvious but firstly and most importantly successful germination rates depends highly on obtaining the freshest seeds possible from a trusted supplier like ourselves who have experience in raising Adenium & Pachypodium from seed.


Adenium & Pachypodium are very easy to grow, anyone can grow them as long as you give them what they need to thrive. They usually germinate within 7 to 10 days and occasionally some will germinate within a day or two.

To encourage Adenium & Pachypodium to germinate you need a few key ingredients.

1. Fresh Seeds

2. Lots of Light (Sunlight or Grow lights)

3. Heat (25 – 35 degrees Celsius)

4. Water (Humidity)

5. Good Draining potting mix

When your seeds arrive they will be securely packaged and separated into the named varieties you have bought to avoid damage in transit and so you know which seed is which.

Step 1

Soak seeds in warm water for between 2 – 4 hours to rehydrate the seed.

Fill a seed tray with a quick draining potting mix, something like the following combination works out great value with high germination rates: 50/50 mixture of Cactus Compost & Perlite although we prefer to use coco coir.

Make a 3- to 4-inch layer of the potting mixture in the seed tray.

Step 2

After the seeds have soaked for the allotted time carefully place the Adenium seeds on the potting mixture surface, spacing them about 1 - 2 inch apart.

Barely cover the seeds with the potting mixture.

Step 3

Water your Adenium seeds or Pachypodium Seeds to thoroughly moisten the potting mixture in the seed tray. Water the seeds once every week, only when the potting mixture is almost dry you can choose to mist them with a spray bottle if you prefer.


Step 4

Maintain air temperatures around the Adenium seeds of around 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

It would be ideal if you had a propagator and a good light source.

Move the seed tray into full sunlight when the seeds germinate and begin to sprout.

Step 5

Transplant the seedlings when they have at least three sets of "true" leaves, which are the larger leaves that emerge after the smaller seedling leaves. You can usually transplant the seedlings about one month after planting the seeds.

There are many other ways to achieve the same results but the basics remain the same. Now you know how to successfully germinate and grow Adenium & Pachypodium why not start by choosing from our large collection of Adenium Seeds.


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