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Adenium obesum SEED - Desert Rose ~ TROPICAL, EXOTIC & RARE

This auction is for 5 x FRESH NAMED SEEDS

Adeniums are easy to grow!


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Adenium Obesum (Apocynaceae family) is a species of spectacular succulent native to tropical Africa and Arabia.

The Adenium is well adapted for growing in pots. Young plants of this variety have a small, ovoid caudex (woody base), and old specimens have large caudexes. Old plants, without any training, look like a bonsai.

The curious form of the plant is further enhanced by some of the showiest flowers of all succulents, often borne in masses over a long season.
The flower size averages about 6-7cm in diameter, but this is quite variable among clones.

The plant is a spreading succulent bush, 2m in height, with a thick, fleshy, twisted globose base that tapers gradually upwards, may be rigid and upright, with rather weak and spreading, short branches. The leaves are fleshy deciduous, crowded at the top of the branches.

Adeniums are drought-enduring and can survive for 2 mths or more without being watered. Over-flooding of the pot while watering may lead to rotting of the stem base and roots.

The Adenium obesum is potentially semi-evergreen: if kept warm and well watered, plants will grow and often flower through the winter. Under such conditions they undergo only a brief leaf-drop and dormancy, usually a few weeks in spring or early summer. They are seldom attacked by insects, pests or micro-organisms.

Despite their beauty and ease of culture, Adeniums are not nearly as popular as one might expect. Perhaps they simply haven't received the exposure they deserve!


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