Desert Rose Seed No 19 (Open Pollinated)
(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List)
Open-pollinated means that one parent is known (main picture) and the other parent could be any other Adenium in the vicinity that is in flower. The result of this cross can only be seen once it flowers.
A native of the Sahel in tropical Africa and the Arabian Peninsula it is a succulent that grows 2 – 3 metres high in its natural habitat. It lends itself very well to pot culture and makes a lovely indoor specimen with its swollen basal trunk (caudex) and evergreen foliage. There are only two occasions when the plant will drop leaves and that is when it is too cold (temperatures must be above 10°C) or when it is getting insufficient water.
The plant likes a free draining soil like most cactus or succulents and a 1 part vermiculite with 2 parts potting mix is recommended. The plant may be ‘lifted’ when repotting to expose the highly sculptured roots and trunk and add an interesting feature to your indoor plant.
Adeniums are a relative of the Frangipani and Oleander family and the resemblance can be seen in the flowers which are pink or reddish often with a whitish flush radiating out from the centre.
Flowering on a well-maintained plant is always prolific.
Offered is a packet of 5 seeds and grownotes.
All my seed travels with bubble wrap protection and is sold on a ‘no returns’ basis.
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