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)
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Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.