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Adenium obesum - Desert Rose Blooming

Adenium obesum - Desert Rose Blooming (Adenium obesum - Desert Rose)

My new desert rose I purchased last fall is blooming again. It's loving all the very hot and humid weather tropical storm Ivo is bringing us here in San Diego, CA. Photo taken Aug. 25, 2013.

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Gorgeous colour Andy.....

28 Aug, 2013


Thanks! I love it! It's loving all the extremely hot and humid weather (I'm not liking it at all, though!)

29 Aug, 2013



Are they related to Plumeria?

2 Sep, 2013



Yes, Adenium is in the same family, Apocynaceae.

Other genera in the same family are: Hoya, Mandevillea, Hoya, Vinca, Carissa, Nerium, Pachypodium, Plumeria, Thevetia, Tabernaemontana, Stemmadenia (which I love!) and Trachelospermum.

3 Sep, 2013


Stemmadenia is a new one on me - it looks lovely!

3 Sep, 2013


It is! :>)

Kopsia species I love, also! (it's in the Apocynaceae) Most can't grow here as they're just too ultra-tropical. There's several species which grow in Hawaii's tropical climate.

3 Sep, 2013


Kopsia - superb! K.singapurensis looks really good!

3 Sep, 2013


Kopsia singaporensis is such a beautiful tree! Some people have been able to grow this tree here. (only in the mildest protected coastal areas of Southern California). It's extremely sensitive to the slightest chill! Most likely it would die with a morning low temp below 45ºF (7 or 8ºC)

3 Sep, 2013


Now that is tender!!

3 Sep, 2013


Yes, well, it's native the Malaysia. They never have low temps even close to 45ºF (7 or 8ºC). I think if they get a morning low of 75ºF (24ºC), they would probably be freezing!

3 Sep, 2013


"I think if they get a morning low of 75ºF (24ºC), they would probably be freezing!"

Remember it well - happy days!!!

3 Sep, 2013


Have you been to Malaysia?

It's been feeling a lot like Malaysia here in San Diego lately. We've had some morning lows of 80ºF (27ºC) here in inland San Diego. It's miserably hot! It's 89ºF (32ºC) in my house right now with the a/c going. YUCK!!! I so desperately need a stronger a/c unit!

3 Sep, 2013

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