Common name: Desert rose, False baobab
Origin: East to South West Africa, Arabian Peninsula
Height at maturity: up to 1.50 meters
Hardiness: 15°C – optimum 21°C
Plant type: flower
Vegetation: succulent perennial
Flower color: pink, red, white
Soil type: loam and draining
Watering: once a week in summer, very little in winter (almost dry)
Diseases and pests: aphids
Toxicity: poisonous sap
Storage of seeds: 6 months in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
A succulent and perennial plant, it has two characteristics. Firstly its caudex shape (swollen and thick base) of grayish brown color which gives it the appearance of a small bonsai and secondly its spectacular flowering. Adenium offers red, pink or white flowers measuring 4 to 6 centimeters in diameter.
For maximum flowering, expose the plant to maximum light.
Adenium requires a minimum temperature of 15°C, pot culture is essential for the coldest regions. The plant must spend the winter in the veranda or behind a window. Resists heat and drought very well.