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Desert Rose
Adenium obesum x swazicum

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

Category:

Shrubs

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fort Myers, Florida

Safety Harbor, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 16, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have several of these over the years- nice stocky plants with very soft, almost velvety leaves (compared to 'regular' A obesum plants with smoother leaves). Not sure what they are doing now (someone else has them)... sure don't like outdoors in California in the winter, though (one rotted).