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)

Category:

Shrubs

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Milton, Florida

Hawi, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.