DESERT ROSE Adenium somalense

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Adenium is a small, succulent tree, typically 0.5-3 m tall. The flowers, which appear in winter, are typically 5-petaled. It is extremely drought tolerant. Though frequently used as a bonsai plant indoors, it may be grown outside in USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11.

It is a poisonous species of flowering plant.

Adenium is a popular houseplant and bonsai in temperate regions. It requires a sunny location and a minimum indoor temperature in winter of 10 °C (50 °F). It thrives on a xeric watering regime as required by cacti. Adenium is commonly propagated by seed.

Seeds per pack: 3

Germination: Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Use a sterile seed-start mix, with 50% sand. Place the seeds just barely under the surface of your growing medium. Place the container on a heating pad and keep the temperature of the growing medium at between 80 and 85 F (27-29 C). Watering should be done from a bottom tray, allowing the water to wick upwards, as to not disturb the seeds.


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