Desert Rose (Adenium obesum subsp. obesum) in the Adeniums Database

Botanical names:
Adenium obesum subsp. obesum Accepted
Adenium arabicum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: Variable according to growing conditions, can reach 4 feet or more.
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Red
White
Bi-Color: Pink and White, Red and White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant have toxic qualities.
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Other: Rooted cuttings take a long time to form the thick caudex base.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted

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Location:  North latitude    GPS Latitude              16, 1' 40.202" East longitude    GPS Longitude             80, 13' 53.124"
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Location: South Ethiopia, near TurmiDate: 2008-10-21
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