Adenia venenata

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East Africa


Family: Passifloraceae

Green Tree-like caudiciform up to 2 feet in diameter and 10 feet tall. Produces long vining green stems with deciduous Palmate leaves. Dioecious with separate male and female plants

This plant is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa ranging all the way from Northern Nigeria to Yemen. It is found growing in a wide variety of soils and biom types, often near trees which it grows up using its long Vining branches.

Should be watered once every 1 to 2 weeks during the summer, keep dry in winter. Vines can be cut back in the fall to prepare for dormancy. The caudex can grow quite rapidly if over potted and kept in extremely well draining medium (mostly pumice).


Temperature: Hardy to 40F

Full Sun

Extra Chunky

Low Water

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