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 Adenium subsp. var.  Desert Rose, Sabi Star, Kudu
A plant showing the swollen basal caudex
Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: S&E Africa, Arabia
Poisonous: sap poisonous if ingested
Exposure: sun
Water: moderate, less when dormant
Features: flowers, houseplant
Hidden fields, interally pass variables to right place
Minimum Temp: 50°F283.15 K
10 °C
509.67 °R
USDA Zones: to
Sunset Zones: 23-27, indoors
Flower features:
Apocynaceae > Adenium var. ,

Adenium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae, containing a single species, Adenium obesum, also known as Sabi Star, Kudu or Desert-rosewp.


Adenium do not make great house plants. They are best grown in pots in full sun. The planting medium should allow excellent drainage. Too much water will rot the roots and Caudex


Adenium can be easily propagated by seed, cuttings and grafting.

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The genus Adenium has been held to contain as many as twelve species. These are considered by other authors to be subspecies or varieties. A late-20th-century classification by Plazier recognizes five species.[1] Species include:


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