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Adenium obesum, Desert Rose, Impala Lily
Adenium obesum Lucky

Adenium obesum

Desert Rose, Impala Lily
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Arabia and East Africa
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicSeaside, 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 exudes 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 plants. 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. More info...

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Desert Rose (Adenium) Pretty, Grafted

Exotic color of Desert Rose - red flower with white edge. The plant is with caudex, blooming size.

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SUNSHINE-Epi - Caudex booster
Adenium Soilless Mix

Succulent Care. This plant is shipped bare-rooted. Plant it in well-drained soil mix, water and keep in warm (75-80F) place in filtered light. Let soil dry between waterings.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, grafted, shipped barerooted