Adenium somalense


Similar to Adenium obesum, with swollen stem having fleshy leaves long obovate-pointed, bluish-green, and smaller flowers white to pink.

Native to Somalia, Africa. Although the plant is larger than the Desert Rose,its' flowers tend to be smaller this plant tends producing flowers on its' main stem that are white with red edges.

To winter the Mock Azalea - keep dry before cold. May root if kept wet in winter before new growth in spring.

Use African Violet Fertilizer

To Propagate: Cuttings are easy to root or to cross pollinate to make seed.

Tip: A cats whisker is a very handy tool for this. Insert whisker in the flower of a plant, remove and insert into the next flowering plant. Placing the whisker inside the flower, move it back and forth, plant to plant. A long pod will form 3" to 8" . This pod will split down the center and all the seeds will catch the wind with the hairs on both sides of the seed. To stop this, bind the pod with tape or a rubber band capable of keeping the pod from splitting open.

Specimens are individually priced.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
Flower : 
White, pink
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Sun to partial shade
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer, dry in winter
Speed of Growth: 
Mature Height: 
Mature Width: 
4 ft
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Latin Name: 
Adenium somalense
Common Name: 
Mock Azalea

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