Tropical plants / Desert Rose (Adenium obesum)

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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2 days

€ 3,50
Price per 10 seeds


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Common name:
Desert Rose


Minimum temperature:
15 degrees Celsius

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

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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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