Adenium socotranum

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Family: Apocynaceae

This is the largest species of Adenium, reaching up to 8 feet in diameter and 15 feet tall in habitat. Plants have 2 to 3 inch long dark green glabrous leaves with a cream colored midrib, and 2 inch wide flowers that fade from dark pink to almost white with age.

Endemic to the island of Socotra where it is wide spread and prolific. The plants grow as a partial lithophyte, growing on and among limestone and Granite boulders. In habitat the plant experiences two rainy seasons one in December and one from March to June, the island is dry the rest of the year.

Should be watered once every 1 to 2 weeks starting in March and ending in June, keep dry the rest of the year. This plant is rare and relatively difficult to grow well in cultivation. It tends to grow extremely slowly/irregularly in comparison with habitat plants


Temperature: Hardy to 40F

Full Sun

Extra Chunky

Low Water

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