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PlantFiles: Adenium
Adenium somalense

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Adenium (a-DEE-nee-um) (Info)
Species: somalense (soh-mal-EN-see) (Info)

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Cactus and Succulents

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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

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Phishinphool On Nov 30, 2009, Phishinphool from Milton, FL wrote:

I found this plant quite easy to grow. But it must be watered like a cactus and kept in quick draining soil. I used about 30% perlite since it has a tendency to root rot if kept too wet. I had mine in full sun all summer and it produced a lot of flowers and one seed pod.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Milton, Florida
Hawi, Hawaii

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