General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: Up to 4 feet or higher
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Fruiting Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects: Wasps, Moths
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: Sap poisonous; All parts have toxic qualities.
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Days to germinate: 3 to 7 days
Can handle transplanting
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Seeds
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Preferred depth: shallow terra-cotta pot
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Goes Dormant

Common names
  • Desert Rose
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Adenium obesum subsp. socotranum
  • Synonym: Adenium socotranum

Photo Gallery
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jul 19, 2016 12:24 PM concerning plant:
    First big wave of "captive" socotranums released from a Southern California nursery in 2004.
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Socotranum duplicate? by Baja_Costero Jul 20, 2016 9:51 AM 6

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