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  Adenium hybrid (striped flowers)
  Family Name : Apocynaceae

  Common Names : Desert Rose

  Chinese Name : 沙漠玫瑰, 天寶花

Desert Rose
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Succulent shrub.
      Foliage: Narrow, elongated leaves are oblong to lanceolate. They are spirally arranged in dense clusters near the branch tips. Leaves have pinnate venation with prominent, white midrib and major veins.
      Flowers: Large tubular flowers are bright red near the lobe tip and margins, fading to white towards the middle of the lobe. Each lobe is streaked with an elongated, dark red patch along the longitudinal axis. The white throat is marked with 3 red stripes per lobe which are nectar guides that lead pollinators to nectar. Flowers are arranged in small clusters of 2-5.
      Fruits: Dry, dehiscent fruits are known as follicles.
      Cultivation :
      Although this plant is drought tolerant, it is best to pot it in very well-drained soil and water regularly. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Container Planting, Bonsai
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Toxic Upon Ingestion
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      [Remarks] (In a temperate climate, it will be deciduous and lose its leaves and become dormant during the winter. If the plant is kept warm throughout year, it will be semi-evergreen, losing its leaves for only a brief period of time.)
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Oblong)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Foliar Base :
      Rounded / Obtuse
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Red, White
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Flower Symmetry :
      Individual Flower Shape :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Dehiscent Dry Fruit (Follicle)

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