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Desert Rose (Adenium obesum)
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A striking appearance in the Sahel desert with a swollen trunk and graceful pink-white flowers. An easy potplant that can also be grown as a bonsai.

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€ 3,50
Price per 10 seeds


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Family: Apocynaceae
Scientific name: Adenium obesum
Common name: Desert Rose
Origin: Sahel

The Desert Rose naturally grows in dry desert areas south of the Sahara and is eye-catching because of its swollen trunk. The plant uses its trunk as a water storage for long periods of drought. It looks exceptionally beautiful in the desert when it blooms with its pink-white flowers. It is an easy pot plant and can also be grown as a bonsai. Meanwhile, a lot of hybrids have been crossed, with varying flower colours and leaf shapes. The plant sap is poisonous and was used for poison darts in the past. 

Sowing description: Soak the seeds in luke warm water for 24 hours and then sow them superficially in a mix of sand and sowing mix(1:1). Germination usually occurs after a few weeks in a warm, light place (25-30 degrees Celsius). Keep the soil continously moistened.

Sowing time: Whole year
Difficulty: Intermediate
Minimum temperature: 15 degrees Celsius



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marc - 19-12-2021 09:55

98 % gekiemd na 10 dagen en 95% ook gegroeid (dat is het belanngrijkste)

Anna - 25-11-2021 11:30

10/10 Within a week

Wouter - 09-06-2021 17:30

Vandaag na 6 weken is het laatste zaadje ook ontkiemd, 10/10, De rest doet het goed.

Wouter - 09-06-2021 17:30

Vandaag na 6 weken is het laatste zaadje ook ontkiemd, 10/10, De rest doet het goed.

Richard Adriaansen - 27-03-2021 14:56

Update: 8 van de 10 gekiemt, staan nu op 22 graden vol in het blad. Ong.10cm hoog. Stammetjes zijn al lekker dik.

Rick - 15-02-2021 20:49

Zaden voorgeweekt zoals omschreven. Binnen 1 week al kiemende zaden! Uiteindelijk zijn 10 van de 11 zaden gekiemd en heb ik 10 plantjes. Ze doen het prima!

Richard adriaansen - 29-12-2020 21:30

Deze zaden hebben er zin in, op 26graden 3 van 5 zaden gekiemt in 3 dagen...ben benieuwd naar de overige 2.

Ga niet te lang wachten met de volgende 5 zaadjes.

Joris - 19-03-2019 17:39

Vrijdag 15-3-19 deze zaden binnen gehad, de 1ste is al opgekomen :) (19-3-19) ben benieuwd hoe die gaat groeien :)

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