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.
J. J. Roemer & J. A.Schultes,
and Southern Arabia.
Foot, Desert Rose
||Nerium obesum, Forsskål,
1775, A. coetaneum Stapf.
Sprengel. Pachypodium obesum G. Don ex A. De Candolle,
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
genera is named
after the Yemen city of Aden. The species after the fat stem.
Several sub species:
boehmianum, multiflorum, obesum, oleifolium (=subterranean
somalense and swazicum.
Cuttings must dry for a week, before getting planted.
bought mine in Bangkok, Thailand!
one of the original colour of the
flowers, but now you can get from white over pink to
Other colours from Mbuyu.