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A huge plant from Obesa Cacti Nursery in South Africa; around one meter in diameter.

Author:  Joseph Burtt Davy, 1926
Origin:  Botswana, Northern South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  250 Centimetres
Height:  150 Centimetres
Flower:  Crème
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

First described by Joseph Burtt Davy in 1926, belonging to the Passifloraceae family. It is found in Botswana, northern South Africa and Zimbabwe, and the caudex can grow op to 250 centimetres in diameter, 0,5 meters in height. with 100 centimetres branches on. It preferring acid mixed soil, well watered in the summer and can dry out in winter. The flower is crème in colour, typical passion. It can be reproduced both by cuttings and by seeds. The cuttings might not form a caudex!

Dioecious, I don't know what I got. The sap is poison, and the plant can't stand frost. The soil must be acid, I don't know how much, but it does not seem that sensitive. Cuttings are possible, but won't form caudex.

The name Adenia is derived from aden, meaning gland, and pertains to the glands found on leaves of most of the species. The species name means 'thorny'.