Adenia
Adenia venenata

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Adenia (a-DEE-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: venenata (ven-en-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

San Diego, California

San Francisco, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 6, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is an interesting succulent shrub with a caudex that can reach 6 inches in thickness. The branches get vine-like and have deeply lobed, two-toned leaves that secrete a sweet nectar that attracts ants.