Desert Rose
Adenium 'Calypso'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Adenium (a-DEE-nee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Calypso

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Cape Coral, Florida

Key Largo, Florida

Lecanto, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Corpus Christi, Texas

Georgetown, Texas

Mathis, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 29, 2008, kermits from Key Largo, FL wrote:

we have this plant in a pot, but don't know if it was started from seed. we think so because of the trunk. the seed pod has opened and are going to start them asap. will get back to you when we have more info.