Adenium obesum 3
Adenium obesum 3

Adenium obesum
(Desert Rose)
USDA Zone: 10B - 11
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Origin: South Africa
Type: Succulent shrubs

Typical Height: 4’-5’
Typical Spread: 4'

Growth: Slow
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Red & White
Pink, Pink & White
Flowering Season: Year-round
Flower Feature: Showy, Fragrant
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: Poisonous if ingested
Family: Apocynaceae
Propagation: Seeds; Cuttings
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Medium
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (12”-18”OA)
7G (18”-36”OA)

Typical planting distance:
6’-8’ O.C.

Common Uses: Rock garden, Flowering pot plant,
Category: Medium Shrubs
Notes: Cactus; will not tolerate wet conditions; sap is poisonous

+ In this Photo:
Adenium obesum
(Desert Rose)
5' OA Height
4' Canopy

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
July 2014
Key Largo
Florida USA

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