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Adenium somalense, Desert Rose

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Adenium somalense
Family: Apocynaceae
Desert Rose
Origin: Arabia and East Africa
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersIrritatingDeciduousSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Growing to a height of about 4-5ft, this succulent plant is a member of the same family as Plumeria. Its swollen, often twisted trunk is pale grey, the leaves are glossy and club-shaped, and the flowers, which appear almost continuously, are trumpet-shaped and range from white and bright pink to crimson, red. It exudes a highly toxic sap which in some places is used as a poison for arrows. Adenium is not generally grown in moist tropical gardens but is often seen as a decorative pot plant; it may also be used in rock gardens. It needs full sun and a well-drained potting mixture. Exotic multi-color varieties can be grafted on the same plant. See other exotic species of Adenium, photo gallery of exotic varieties and Thai Adeniums - milti-colored, multi-grafted. More info...

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Adenium Soilless Mix
Succulent Care. This plant is shipped bare-rooted. Plant it in well-drained soil mix, water once and keep in warm (75-80F) place in filtered light. Do not water again until soil dries on surface.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, grafted, shipped barerooted
3 plants in stock