Adenium multiflorum, Desert Rose. Adenium 'Moung Sakda'
Adenium 'Moung Sakda'

Adenium multiflorum

Desert Rose
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Arabia and East Africa
Plant with caudexPlant used for bonsaiSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantIrritating plantSeaside, 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. The flowers appear almost continuously, are trumpet-shaped, and range from white and bright pink to crimson red. It emits a highly toxic sap which in some places is used as a poison for arrows. Adeniums are not generally grown in moist tropical gardens but are often seen as a decorative pot plant; they may also be used in rock gardens. They need full sun and a well-drained potting mixture. Exotic multi-color varieties can be grafted onto the same plant. See other exotic species of Adenium, photo gallery of exotic varieties and Thai Adeniums - milti-colored, multi-grafted.

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