|Project by sharad||posted 03-07-2010 11:17 AM||3016 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
Adenium was given to me as a gift by my neighbor and has been in my garden for a few years. It was however totally neglected until recently I understood its importance and now is one of my favourite plants well taken care of. Excess of watering is detrimental to the plant. To maintain proper humidity I have added small pieces of brick.
Adeniums are long lived, evergreen succulent perennial flowering plants from tropical and subtropical regions. They are also known as Desert Rose, Kudu or Sabi Star. They need a well aerated and moisture retentive media for optimum growth. They have a stout, swollen woody stem called Caudex for the purpose of water storage. The flowers are colored red or pink and have five petals. The leaves are leathery in structure, shining and spirally arranged. They are propagated by seeds or stem cuttings. They are among some of the expensive flowering plants.
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