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’
(1.2–1.5mts)
Typical Spread: 4'
(1.2mts)


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.
(1.8-2.4mts)


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


Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants


The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade
County
Department of
Planning and Zoning


Betrock’s
Plant Finder


Internet Sources:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/527/


http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Apocynaceae/Adenium_obesum.html


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adenium_obesum