Adenia
Adenia glauca

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Adenia (a-DEE-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: glauca (GLAW-kuh) (Info)

Category:

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 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Blue-Green

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bakersfield, California

Carlsbad, California

Simi Valley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 25, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great looking South African caudiciform plant with large, green usually smooth, swollen trunk base and small stem(s) that are (for me in Southern California) deciduous in winter. Stems tend to be vining and have somewhat glaucous leaves that are larger near the base of the stem and smaller near the tips. Flowers are thin and yellow in spring. I have had several of these plants and rotted most of them eventually having kept them under shade cloth in the winter- they do NOT like a lot of water when they have no leaves.