Adenium multiflorum – Impala Lily

R80 incl. VAT

These particular plants were grown from seed in the Living Desert Plants greenhouses.

Dormancy

Most plants will not have leaves during winter. Plants for sale do not necessarily have flowers.

Where it grows

The ‘Impala Lily’ is native to the easternmost provinces of South Africa, and occurs from Kwazulu-Natal northwards into Limpopo.

Special features

Adenium multiflorum is likely one of the most popular caudiciform succulent plants available in horticulture. It produces magnificent bicolor light-pink flowers with dark pink edges in winter. It makes an excellent bonsai plant. It is also known as the Impala Lily.

Care Guide

This species prefers lots of light and should be kept in a sunny spot in the greenhouse, or in an area that receives full sun. Plant in an exceptionally well draining soil medium, as Adenium tends to get root rot easily. Water your Impala Lily in spring and summer, but keep it dry in winter when it is dormant.

Growing season

Spring and summer.

Propagation 

Seeds.

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Product FAQS

In our experience, the best time to repot a succulent is in the beginning of the growing season.

A plant with thick, fleshy tissue, designed for storing water over long periods of time.

A caudiciform is a plant that has a caudex which is a swollen stem or root stock. Eg. Baobab.

If it's only one or two bugs, try to remove them by hand. Alternatively, spray with a pesticide or water with a systemic pesticide. We recommend RoseCare3 or RoseCarePlus, as both these are a combination pesticide and fungicide, which means they prevent insect pests and treat fungal infections.

Succulents do like fertiliser. The general rule of thumb is to fertilise in the growing season. Succulents are quite sensitive, so in our experience halving the recommended dose of general plant fertilizers works well. If it is a fertilizer formulated specifically for succulents and cacti, use the full recommended dose.

Succulents like heavy watering in the growing season, but do need to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.

Some caudiciform species prefer full sun, while others prefer shade. It depends on the environment in which they occur naturally.

No, because they are made up of mostly water, they are prone to frostbite.

It is best not to do so. This could stress the plant or burn it. Slowly introduce them by giving them a little bit more exposure each day.

It depends on the amount of sun exposure the window receives. Some succulents will be happy, but the majority will not get enough sunlight to maintain the correct shape. Alternatively, if the window receives too much light, the plant will be burned, as the window will act like a magnifying glass.

Yes, some succulents are classified as Caudiciforms due to their swollen stems or root stock.

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