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Adenium sp. variegatum, Variegated Desert Rose

Adenium sp. variegatum

Variegated Desert Rose
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Arabia and East Africa
Plant with caudexPlant used for bonsaiSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white 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 gray. 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. They emit 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 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) Crape Band (Double Color) - Grafted

Exotic color of Desert Rose, one of the most beautiful color varieties - red flower with some almost black. The plant is with caudex, blooming size.
See picture of caudex.

Recommended Supplies: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
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