A relatively new unnamed species from Tanzania. Candystripe flowers, crispum type leaves with white veins and a round, well-formed caudex. Sometimes referred to as Adenium Somalense Nova Tanzania. These are not difficult plants to grow well, provided they get enough sunlight and warmth.
These are not difficult plants to grow well, provided they get enough sunlight and warmth. Like all succulents, they cannot tolerate sitting in water.
Use a specialized soil mix designed for succulents and cacti.
Light: Full sun – sunny window.
Water: Water during the spring/summer. Reduce water in the winter, but keep hydrated enough to retain its leaves.
Soil: A well-drained succulent mix, with an ideal pH around 6.0 (slightly acidic).
Fertilizer: Fertilize during spring and summer with controlled-release fertilizer or liquid fertilizer according to label directions.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the plant from the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide and antibacterial solution. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.
Adenium is a succulent plant better known as Desert Rose. It is very easy to sow and grow and in a short period (2-3 years) it already gains nice bonsai shape. Also, with a bit of luck and a lot of sun it can flower in less than a year! Adenium somalense is a bit different from well known obesum as it will have pink flowers always but it will (should) grow even twice faster than other adeniums. So, in shorter period of time you will get a bigger plant!
Important note: Adenium somalense has slightly worse germination rate than other adeniums (at least my seeds) and it is around 70% so you take a risk.
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