Adenia Venenata
Adenia Venenata
Adenia Venenata
Adenia Venenata
Adenia Venenata
Adenia Venenata
Adenia Venenata

This unique plant is easy to grow, although it grows slightly better in nature than in a pot, but you will love it either way! The Adenia venenata should be grown in a large pot with a well-draining mix. During the vegetative period, be sure to let it dry between waterings. This plant requires intense light, but you should protect it from the blasting summer sun. This unique plant can be grown as a bonsai.

  • Hardiness: In winter, keep it dry at temperatures above 5 degrees Celsius (even if it is resistant to short frosts).
  • Propagation: Seeds or herbaceous cuttings. Leave the cutting surface to dry well before planting.
  • Warning: Handle with care because it is a poisonous plant.
  • Uses: The plant is widely cultivated near villages for its medicinal and tribal uses. Adenia venenata is used to treat intestinal worms. In Kenya, Turkana people use the leaves to treat cattle suffering from mange. Fruit possibly edible.

Add this unique plant to your collection today! This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot and you will receive one similar to the pictures shown. Please allow us up to three 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. Be sure to shop Planet Desert for other unique succulents and cacti.


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Blooming Season Fall
Common Name Prince’s tree
Dormancy Winter
Family Passifloraceae
Flower Cream or yellowish-green
Frost Tolerance 0 ºc
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10
Height 1-2'
Origin North nigeria
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Adenia Venenata
Shape Elongated conical to cylindrically
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
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chai V.
United States United States

Super cute but hopefully I can save it

I hope it lives. When I received the plant, it was droopy already. Some leaves almost dried out. I'm really hoping I can save it.

Palmer C.
United States United States

Beautiful, unique plant!

First off, this plant was very well packaged and there wasn't a bit of damage to show that it had been transported across the country. I was very impressed and happy to see that the pot had a top layer of pebbles. The Adenia still lives in the same pot after a month or so, growing well. I was also happy that I did not have to change the soil! The media is a perfect mix. It lives outside in the rainy Florida weather without missing a beat. Overall super pleased. I know this plant is going to grow to be one of my favorites.

Wayne M.
United States United States

Adenia and Bisponosum

The A. venenata has good roots and is emerging from dormancy. The two P. bisponosum appear to be cuttings and not grown from seed. I hope this does not negatively impact caudex growth as this does with some species.

Adenia Venenata

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SKU: 495

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.