(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Origin and Habitat: Tropical Africa (Somalia).
Description: Adenia ballyi is an odd, glabrous, shrub up to 2 m tall to 1 m in diameter. It is an interesting addition to a collection, but rarely seen in cultivation. It can be grown outdoors in frost-free climates and forms an impenetrable shrub if not manicured.
Exposure: It needs light shade, but the caudex should be in the shade, while the leaves prefer some sun. Avoid direct blasting sun in summer. Bright light if grown indoors.
Waterings: Water frequently while plant is in full growth, but keep dry during the winter after the branches have died back and do NOT like a lot of water when it has no leaves.
Frost tolerance: Due to its African origin keep warm in winter, the minimum safe average temperature is 15°C, although it can go lower for short periods.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz