Adenium Obesum

About Adenium Obesum

Common Name | Desert Rose

Family Name | Apocynaceae

Native to | South and Central America

This beautiful plant is native to regions ranging from West Tropical Africa to the Arabian Peninsula. Adeniums are appreciated for their colorful flowers, but also for their unusual, thick caudex. A caudex is a swollen stem base where the root meets the stem. The name obesum refers to this fat or succulent characteristic. Adeniums can grow up to 6 meters tall in its natural environment but are loved by bonsai artists due to their slow growing habit and sculptural branches.