Wholesale and retail of Adenium - Heliconia Paradise
Adenium varieties - grafted plants and seedlings of Adenium obesum, Adenium arabicum and Adenium socotranum varieties
Adenium obesum - Desert rose ( Apocynaceae)
Adenium varieties page 1 Adenium obesum seedling Adenium obesum cv. Santa Claus
Adenium varieties page 2 Adenium varieies page 3
The desert rose originally comes from East Africa to South Arabia where it can be found
growing in rocky savannahs and deserts. Due to its beautiful flowers Adenium is being
cultivated throughout the tropics but the many cultivars are not yet as popular in countries with temperate climate
as one might think. Desert roses are succulent, sparsely branching and slow growing but can event-
ually reach a height of 7'. However, in Africa old specimens can be found which have grown
Adeniums are semi-evergreen and will drop their leaves only for short periods if kept warm
and provided with sufficient water. In nature a dormant period of several months is normal due
to drought and cool temperatures. For this reason the desert rose is a versatile easy to grow
plant that will endure lack of water and cool weather. Grows well in containers and may be used
in tropical garden designs as well as in rock-gardens etc.
The desert rose requires a fair amount of light and should be grown in full sun.
Apart from a number of species there are many clones and hybrids in cultivation with colors
ranging form pure white over mauve to pink, bright red and even yellow.
Note: the plant sap of some Adenium species is poisonous
Rooted cuttings, seedlings and grafted plants available on request.
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