The Adenium or "Desert Rose" is an extraordinary tropical plant.
Coming essentially from East Africa, where it is found under different "subspecies" in countries like Sudan, Yemen, Socotra , Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe. The appellation appear to become from "Aden", which should indicate the area of the Gulf which has the same name, at the mouth of the Red Sea on the Indian Ocean side.
It is a small tree, under which principal characteristics are a caudex, sort of big bulge under the branches, a beautiful and abundant flowering, with colors from pale rose to dark red, longevity, many hundred years, resistance to dryness.
The Adenium has naturally the aspect of a bonsaï but is not one.
Hardy zone 11
has naturally the aspect of a bonsaï but is not one
hardy zone 11
many different colors