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.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz