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Majestic pink and white summer flowers of an Adenium obesum Desert Rose Bonsai Tree with twisted roots | Heartwood Seeds UK
Adenium obesum Desert Rose Impala Lily flower colours from champagne-pink and magenta-red to violet cream and amtheyst-purple
Adenium obesum Desert Rose Impala Lily Tree seeds
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Adenium obesum (Desert Rose / Impala Lily) | 5 - 500 Seeds | £3.49 - £219.99

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Adenium obesum - (Desert Rose / Impala Lily)


The flowers are of mixed colours — from champagne-pinks and magenta-reds, to violet and amethyst-purples — so prepare to be excited at what beautiful combination develops on each individual plant!


Adenium obesum (the Desert Rose or Impala Lily) is a majestic, shrubby succulent plant, growing like a miniature tree to under 3 ft in height, native to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula 


Glossy green leaves grow above the shinylight-greyarchitecturally-shaped, bulbous base (swollen caudex) — with summer flowers produced, ranging from white-pink to deep red-purples


Growing very well in a pot, the Desert Rose is especially well-suited to growing as a bonsai tree — but is only hardy to 5°C (40°F) so will need to be grown indoors, or within a conservatory / warm glasshouse, where winters are experienced.  Plants can be grown outdoors during warmer weather, though, if desired


It also tends to be deciduous outside of tropical regions, so will only be within leaf from early spring until late autumn, each year


The Royal Horticultural Society has given Adenium obesum its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM)


Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack


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Genus: Adenium


Species: obesum


English name: Desert Rose / Impala Lily


Plant type: Shrubby succulent, forming a miniature tree


Eventual height: 3 ft


Flowering time: Summer


Hardiness: Frost-tender — hardy to 5°C / 40°F


Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade


Soil: Well-drained


Propagation methods: Cuttings or from seed




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