Adenium Obesum Elephants Foot 5 fresh seeds good germination rate Common names include Elephants Foot and Desert Rose Free shipping

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5 Adenium Obesum- Freshly harvested seeds Free shipping

We are getting over 85% germination

Common names include Elephants Foot and Desert Rose

Provided with growing and care guide link

Last photo shows Adenium seeds so you can see how they look

DO NOT OVERWATER

1st and 2nd photos shows flowers on our plants

2nd photo shows a mature plant in flower

3rd photo shows a mature plant

4th and 5th photos show, seeds planted after 4 weeks

6th photo shows how the seeds look

Germination is temperature dependent, not too hot or too cold ideal 74-80F is what we found

Description:
Adenium obesum is a succulent shrub or small tree belonging to the the oleander family. It has a pachycaul stems and a stout, swollen basal caudex with an opened crown becoming denser with age. It is evergreen or drought-deciduous and can also lose its leaves during cold spells. It is quite variable in habit and most plants in cultivation are hybrids, yet only a few cultivar names have a valid description. It is monoecious and self-sterile.

Stem:
2–4 (-6) m tall, but usually much smaller, fleshy, with a distinct irregular swollen base, or caudex up to 1 (-2) m in diameter, much of which is underground. Above ground the caudex can be globose to conical with smooth, pale greyish-green to brown bark. In mature specimens a definite caudex may no longer be recognizable as the it forms a swollen trunk with few irregularly thickened branches. The branches are smooth, greyish-green, pubescent at apex and usually upright, tortuous and irregularly spaced but sometime they are weak and spreading. The plant contains a copious sticky watery or white sap that flows from broken stem as well as from other plant parts like leaves, roots etc.

Roots:
Fleshy taproot.

Leaves:
Spirally arranged, clustered toward the tips of the shoots, scentless, simple entire, spathulate to obovate, fleshy, leathery in texture, hairless, shiny dark green to bluish-green above, paler green and dull below, (3-)5–12(-17) cm long and (0,5-)1–6(-8) cm broad. The apex is rounded and the base tapers into a very short petiole usually less than 2 mm long.

Flowers:
Bisexual, regular, very showy and arranged in - more or less - dense, cymes that stay above the leaves, tubular with flared lips 2–5 cm long, with the outer portion 4–6 cm diameter with five petals and wavy or crinkled margins. The flowers range from red through pink to white, often with a whitish blush outward of the throat. Sepals oval 6-12 mm long, pedicel 5-9 mm long.

Blooming time:
It is capable of flowering all year, even sparingly during the winter, but it is more floriferous during the dry periods of Spring and Autumn. Flowers appear often before leaves on deciduous branches, and for a time the crown is adorned only with flowers as new leaves emerge below the flowers. The flowers opening for 2-3 days.

Fruit:
The fruit is a twin follicle about 10-22 cm long resembling the horns of a steer. The two follicles are united at the base, narrowly oblong, slightly recurved, pale grey-green to grey-brown, and tapering at both ends. When matured, the follicles dehisce (split) along one side to release the seeds.

Seeds:
Long narrow cylindric, 10-14 mm long, brown slightly scabrid, with long silky dirty-white to golden-brown hairy tuffs (pappus) at each end so that the seed is blown along the ground like an axle with two wheels.

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