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Adenium swazicum

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Adenium (a-DEE-nee-um) (Info)
Species: swazicum (SWAZ-ih-kum) (Info)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
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 leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Rodrick799 On May 3, 2007, Rodrick799 from Dhaka
Bangladesh wrote:

I have 3 adeniums and 19 seedlings. I live in Bangladesh where the weather is perfect for them. I keep them in full sunlight all year round (the winters here are mild) and because I use soil mixed with sand (1:1), I do not have to worry about them rotting in the monsoon season (no special protection given to them). I am experimenting with them and trying to encourage them to grow a multitude of smaller roots high up on the main root by watering them sparingly so that when I raise the plants during re-potting these roots will be exposed.


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

Bessemer, Alabama
Tucson, Arizona
Big Pine Key, Florida
Floral City, Florida
Sunrise, Florida
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Sterling Heights, Michigan
St Louis, Missouri
Cornwells Heights-eddington, Pennsylvania
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Houston, Texas

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