Adenium obesum **Giant sized specimens**


For Adenium obesum enthusiasts, The King offers a selection of giant specimens. The giant specimens are priced individually. If interested, do not hesitate to reach out via phone at (281) 591-8833 for further details.

Adenium obesum synonyms:

1. Cameraria obesa Spreng.
2. Nerium obesum Forssk.
3. Pachypodium obesum A.DC.

The Adenium obesum is a succulent shrub (or small tree), belonging to the oleander family. It is a pachycaul (plants with a disproportionately thick trunk for their height, and few branches). The word is derived from the Greek word "pachy" meaning thick or stout, and Latin "caulis" meaning the stem.

The Adenium obesum has a swollen basal caudex with an opened crown that grows denser with age. It is evergreen or drought-deciduous and can 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.

Use African Violet fertilizer for this succulent.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
Flower : 
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Sun to Partial Shade
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in Summer, Dry in Winter
Speed of Growth: 
One Year of Growth: 
1-3 inches
Mature Height: 
6 feet
Mature Width: 
3-6 feet
Latin Name: 
Adenium obesum
Common Name: 
Desert Rose, Elephant's Foot, Impala Lily, Mock Azalea, Kudu, Sabi Star

Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

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Houston, TX Rodeo

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