Adenium Obesum Shada
Adenium Obesum Shada
Adenium Obesum Shada
Adenium Obesum Shada
Adenium Obesum Shada
Adenium Obesum Shada
Adenium Obesum Shada
Adenium Obesum Shada
Adenium Obesum Shada
Adenium Obesum Shada
Adenium Obesum Shada

Adenium arabicum

Origin and Habitat: Adenium arabicum is native southern Arabian peninsula, It grows in an extremely arid environments squeezed in among granite rocks and cliffs together with several species of Euphorbia and many wild flowers.

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Adan bush, Desert rose, Elephants Foot,
ITALIAN (Italiano): Rosa del deserto

Description: Adenium arabicum ia a remarkable succulent plant with a grotesquely swollen trunk which resembles a miniature baobab tree. It is a local or morphological form of Adenium obesum, but commonly used to be know as a separate species and very popular with 'fat plant' collectors. Adenium arabicum is similar in appearance to Adenium obesum, but creates a massive, more squat and fat caudex without much differentiation between trunk and branches and is the most succulent and "desert like" species.
Cultivation and Propagation: It is nearly evergreen if grown in a warm greenhouse or tropical conditions a and watered, but can loose its leaves and forced into a long winter dormancy in cooler climate. New growth begins early in spring. Outdoors it thrives on a xeric watering regime as required by cacti. Under ideal conditions, it can live for hundreds of years.
Pots and soils: It like pots with generous drain holes on sides and bottom, need a very porous potting medium
Exposition: Bright filtered light is best but in areas where light is not as burning, plants may be kept outdoors in full sun unprotected but remember that caudex is very susceptible to sun scalding. Plant becomes leggy in the shade and its flowering reduced.
Water: Water plants preferably in the early mornings until the soil is well wetted and let excess water drains from the pot base. Watering can be done as they become drier during active growth season. Never allow plants to dry out too often as this causes them to go into early dormancy. Many plants simply never get enough water to grow and flower adequately so keep them active and growing by providing them with all the essential necessities. Water sparingly during winter months.
Drought Tolerance: High.
Hardiness: It is frost sensitive and cannot endure freezing temperatures (U.S.D.A. Zone: 10a-12). If temperatures regularly fall below 2° C, the plant should be grown in a container for moving into a cold protected area. Partial defoliation may also occur at other times in response to weather change. As an indoor plant ensures a minimum temperature in winter of 10 °C. Where year-round temperature is sufficiently warm, desert rose will not become dormant and deciduous and may be ever-blooming.
Salt Tolerance: Medium.

Drought tolerance: High.

Hardiness: It is frost sensitive and cannot endure freezing temperatures.

Bonsai: This Adenium is suitable for most bonsai styles.

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Blooming Season Late winter-early spring
Common Name Desert rose
Dormancy Winter
Family Apocynaceae
Flower pink
Frost Tolerance -
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Height 1–3 m
Origin East africa
Scientific Name Adenium Obesum Shada
Shape Trunk (caudex) shape
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Delores W.
United States United States

Looks great nice size

Can’t wait for night to warm up so I can get it outside into the sun. I live in the Phoenix area and Adeniums love our hot dry summers.

Annalisa W.
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Desert Rose

Ive been wanting a desert rose for many yesrs and finally found one on your website. Great packaging and fast shipping! Thank you!

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Plant received is exactly as the one in th...

Plant received is exactly as the one in the picture! Superb packaging and quality. Will buy again and again.

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Adenium Obesum Shada

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If you live in a cold climate and 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. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.



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.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

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