Multiflorum, a beautiful Impala Lily originally found in
Mozambique and surrounding countries. It is a shrub or
small tree growing no taller than 3 meters high in the
The trunk has multiple stems. Each desert rose creates
its own sculptural design. The plant grows upright. The
shiny long green leaves are attractive. The leaves are
broader than other adeniums and have rough edges. The
leaves fall in autumn, independently of the growing
conditions. They will not grow back for at least four
months. This dormancy lasts longer in cool or dry
Adenium Multiflorum produces exotic 2 ½" white,
open-trumpet shaped flowers with red edges and sharp
leaves. The flowers appear only during winter when it is
leafless and last for 2 to 4 months. The Desert Rose
produces a massive stem when growing older. It makes a
Do pruning after the plant's rest period. Only cut the
ends of branches. New shoots can be pruned regularly. The
sap is poisonous, so clean hands after pruning.
Hardiness zones 9 -11, (4°C/40°F,-5°C/25°F) in winter.
It is best when grown in a frost-free area. It requires
warmth and a well-drained soil. Extended periods below 40°F
(4°C) might kill some of the branch tips. Ideally,
growing temperature should be around 30°C. However, in
winter, keep it cooler.
Adenium multiflorum grows mostly in sandy soil and rocky
habitats. In summer, if possible, move outdoors to a
sunny or partly shaded location. It needs a lot of light
and fresh air. Keep in a bright location in winter. The
extended root system helps it survive long periods of
time without water. Dont water the plant when it
goes dormant. When new buds appear, the plant has come
out of its dormant state.