Adenium

Adenium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae. ‘The Desert Rose’ (Adenium obesum) is a native of East Africa.  It is an evergreen succulent shrub in tropical climates and semi-deciduous to deciduous in colder climates. Adenium, also known as ‘Fat Boy’™ are exquisite plants with stunning flowers offering a kaleidoscope of colours – anything from the purest of white, through to hot pinks and  deep black reds.They are drought tolerant; you don’t need much water to keep these guys alive. Happy to be in the ground in a free draining mix and even happier in a pot as a feature.

Adenium are architecturally interesting plants with a swollen caudex and gnarly roots that create an interesting feature plant. They are especially appealing to the Bonsai enthusiast. It is important to keep plants dry through the  cooler months.


This is a plant offering beauty, colour, drought tolerance and architectural appeal. There is very little effort needed to create a spectacular show.