Common Name : Adenium Plant, Sabi star, Kudu, Mock azalea, Impala lily, Desert rose.
Scientific Name : Adenium obesum
Adenium or desert rose is a succulent bush that is found more commonly in Arabia, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam and Africa. The foliage is oval in shape. The size of the adenium plant will depend on the maturity of the plant and where it is planted. But today it can be easily in most nurseries. Adenium can be found in shades of white, pink and red. The adenium Bush has a thick stem and fleshy branches. It is an incredibly beautiful plant. The colors of the flowers of this shrub were particularly attractive.
Adenium Plant Uses
- Adenium obesum produces a sap in its roots and stems that contains cardiac glycosides.
- This sap is used as arrow poison for hunting large game throughout much of Africa and as a fish toxin.
Adenium Plant Care
- Adenium plants are native to regions with poor, gritty soil and hot, sunny climates
- The plant will not thrive in overly moist soil, in a site with limited light
- Adenium plants should have a mixture of cactus soil with gritty sand or lava rocks for good drainage.
- The desert rose plant thrives best in a full sun environment
- The plant has varying needs when it comes to water, depending on the time of year and temperature
- The soil of the desert rose should be kept moist but never saturated during its growing season
- Allow the soil to dry out completely before administering another watering
- The plant should be kept in warm temperatures at all times. It will die quickly if exposed to prolonged temperatures of under 50 degrees Fahrenheit and thrives best at temperatures between 65 and 90 degrees
- Feed your desert rose with liquid fertilizer (diluted by half) once a month during its active growth period
- Do not fertilize the plant during its dormant period.