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Nice caudex on a plant from Mbuyu.


My humble plant.


This is the flowers of my own.


A larger one from the Philippines. 


This is how it look a bit larger. 
 

Author:  J. J. Roemer & J. A.Schultes, 1819
Family:  APOCYNACEAE
Origin:  Africa and Southern Arabia.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  1 meter
Height:  5 meters
Flower:  Pink/White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Elephants Foot, Desert Rose
Synonyms:  Nerium obesum, Forsskål, 1775, A. coetaneum Stapf.
Cameraria obesa
, Sprengel. Pachypodium obesum G. Don ex A. De Candolle, 1844.
Belonging to the Apocynaceae family, given this name by Johann Jakob Roemer and Joseph August Schultes in 1819, found all over in Africa, preferring a well drained soil, a fair amount of water and lots of sun. The trunk will get up to one meter in diameter, and the plant will grow op to five meters. It can be reproduced both by cutting and seeds.

The sap is poison, and it may drop its leaves in winter/dry. It can't stand frost! The flowers are trumpet shaped and can vary from red over pink to white.

The genera is named after the Yemen city of Aden. The species after the fat stem.

Several sub species: boehmianum, multiflorum, obesum, oleifolium (=subterranean caudex), socotranum, somalense and swazicum.

Cuttings must dry for a week, before getting planted.


I bought mine in Bangkok, Thailand!


This is one of the original colour of the flowers, but now you can get from white over pink to blood red.

  
Other colours from Mbuyu.

  
Seeds.