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Adenium obesum

For sale by Heather R

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Baby desert rose plants. More germinated than I bargained for!

Adenium obesum | Manchester, M15
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3cm × 1cm × 3
3cm × 1cm
10cm × 6cm

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Plant Finder: about Adenium obesum

Common names

Desert obesum


Adenium obesum (Desert obesum). This species has whorls of lance-shaped-oval glossy leaves. The flowers are trumpet-shaped, with five petals which have dark pink-red edges and paler centres. This plant has an unusual bottle shaped caudex.


Plants are very prone to rotting. Under glass, grow in loam based potting compost. They are frost tender, min 15C and will need sun or partial shade and well drained soil. They need plenty of water in summer but very little in winter.

Interest and use

Grown for their habit and bright flowers.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • Soil pH8.0
  • WaterDry

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