Friday, 11 January 2013

Desert Rose

My desert rose (Adenium obesum) is in flower:



The latin name translates to "Obese Adenium" in English. It is a reference to the swollen base of the stem which does resemble a fat belly. As my one was grown from a cutting and not seed, it won't develop the fat belly.



Happy Gardening!

4 comments:

  1. Your Adenium is lush and healthy. They look like miniature frangipani (plumeira). I love Adeniums too and I have about eight varieties. Will be posting photos of them later.

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    1. hi Stilleto,

      I look forward to seeing them

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  2. I'm another Adenium fan, though yours definitely puts mine to shame. It's interesting that those grown from cuttings don't have the swollen base.

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    1. I think not having the swollen base might help it over winter. I keep it outside all year and the last one that had a swollen base rotted away, but this one keeps on going. Less space to rot, maybe...

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