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Desert Rose
Adenium obesum
Uses: Medicinal/Poisonous! Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 10-11+)
Fascinating succulent used to make arrow poison in Africa. The root sap has cardiac glycosides that work like digitalis. The roots or bark are used to treat venereal disease, skin diseases, and to kill lice and other skin parasites. The latex is applied to decaying teeth and infected wounds. It grows well in pots and will bloom for months with showy bright pink or red flowers. It develops a large swollen trunk which adds to the exotic appeal of the plant.
P2125 Plants $8.75/ea
Currency: United States Dollar

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