Adenium Multiflorum Seeds (Impala Lily Seeds)

Adenium Multiflorum Seeds (Impala Lily Seeds)

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The leaves are broader than other adeniums and have rough edges.

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Adenium 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 wild. 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 conditions. 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 nice Bonsai. 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. Don’t water the plant when it goes dormant. When new buds appear, the plant has come out of its dormant state.
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Common name Impala lily
Family No
Genus No
Species Adenium multiflorum
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Use a mix of 2 parts peat moss, and one part sand. Lay seeds flat, barely cover with loamy soil. Sow in a sterile, sandy, free-draining soil mix. Fertilize monthly during spring and summer. Water when growing, but keep completely dry in winter. Water only when the soil is nearly dry. The shrub needs excellent drainage. It will lose leaves if over watered. Germination occurs within weeks at 30°C, and after a month seedlings should have at least 6 true leaves and be ready for transplanting.
Scarification / Stratification No

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