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Adenia glauca
Scientific Name: Adenia glauca Schinz
Synonym:
Family: Passifloraceae
Adenia  glauca
Adenia glauca at Baker's nursery in Phoenix
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 11

Frost Tolerance: Keep above 45F (7C) at any time, keep at or above 60F in winter (15C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub

Watering Needs:

Propagation: Seeds (cuttings are possible, but don't generally produce a caudex)


Adenia is not to be mistaken for adenIUM. Although they are both caudiciform and are both named for the city of Aden in Yemen, they belong to different botanical families.
The sap of Adenia is poisonous, and they should be handled with caution, particularly when pruning.

Cultural Practices:
The caudex should be in the shade, while the leaves prefer the sun. They do better in a rather acidic soil.

Blooming Habits:
The cream flowers, produced in spring, are inconspicuous, and male and female are borne on different plants (Adenia is dioecious).

Fruiting Habits:

Propagation:
The plants for seed production are generally grown from cuttings since these bloom more freely. The plants for decoration are grown from seed since they develop a caudex.

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