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PlantFiles: Adenium, Desert Rose
Adenium swazicum

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

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

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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
Los Angeles, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Floral City, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Saint Louis, Missouri
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Houston, Texas

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