Adenium somalense

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Common Name:

Desert Rose




Family: Apocynaceae

This plant produces a subterranean roughly spherical shaped caudex up to 2 feet in diameter. Plant has 2 to 3 inch long Lanceolate glabrous leaves, and 2 to 3 inch pink flowers.

Found in Somalia, Kenya, and southern Ethiopia. This plant grows in dry scrub land, often among grasses and small shrubs

Should be watered once every 1 to 2 weeks during the summer, keep dry in winter. The caudex can grow quite rapidly if over potted and kept in extremely well draining medium (mostly pumice), up to several inches a season.


Temperature: Hardy to 40F

Full Sun to Part Sun

Extra Chunky

Low Water

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