Adenia
Adenia keramanthus

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Adenia (a-DEE-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: keramanthus (ker-uh-MAN-thus) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

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

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 31, 2008, WNYwillieB from Buffalo, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Had a small one that was growing very nicely until freak, early snow storm (Fri., Oct. 13, 1006) dumped 2+ feet of snow in a couple hours. Power out for 8 days. Greenhouse temps dropped low at night. Only plant to suffer so, of all of them was A. keramanthus. I don't think it dropped below 52 but, apparently enough to do the damage, I believe. Noticed that next day, took it "inside" the house, to keep it warmer ....... Never recovered. Definitely trying another.

Neutral

On Jul 3, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Caudiciform plant native to South Africa. Succulent stem to 1' diameter. Red fruits. Rare in cultivation, but available periodically at specialty sales. Probably not cold hardy below 10b, but not known for sure.