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Adenium obesum x swazicum

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

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral palmbob 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).

Regional...

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

Iona, Florida
Safety Harbor, Florida



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