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Dorstenia gigas and Adenium socotranum in habitat (Socotra)

Giant dorsteniya (Dorstenia gigas) does not seem to need the soil at all, being attached to the bare walls.

Baobab trees

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The desert rose can grow to nearly 10 feet, Socotra Island, Yemen

A wild succulent plant, the Desert rose (Adenium obesum), on Socotra Island, Yemen.

This giant member of the Apocynaceae family was described by Friedrich Vierhapper in 1904. It is found on Socotra, growing in grit or an other well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow up to 2,5 meters, the whole plant up to 3,5 meter in height. The flowers are pale pink.

This giant member of the Apocynaceae family was described by Friedrich Vierhapper in It


Adenium obesum or commonly known as the desert rose is considered as one of the favorite plants to grow as bonsai. How to take care adenium obesum bonsai?

Socotra, Yemen

Socotra Island in the Indian Ocean. Famous for it's unusual plant life.

Adenium socotranum is currently the rarity of the group. It originates only from the isolated and often inaccessible (to Westerners) island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean south of the Arabian peninsula and east of the Horn of Africa. This is the giant of the group, with massive trunks up to 10 ft tall and 8 ft in diameter! Adenium socotranum occurs by the thousands in nature, but relatively few plants exist in cultivation.

Adenium socotranum is the giant of the group, and is restricted to the island of Soqotra. It is also the rarest in cultivation.

Socotra island

Socotra / red rock and wind swept Adenium AM by Kelly Griffin

Para uma planta sobreviver no deserto é preciso ter um caule bem desenvolvido na sua base para suportar ventos e principalmente armazenar muita água e nutrientes. Pois não poderia ser diferente com a Rosa do Deserto, que vem chamando muita atenção e conqu

Welcome to the Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth: Socotra Island, Yemen