Adenium somalense is one of the most beautiful caudiciform plants. It grows wild in Somalia and through the Rift Valley into Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. Depending on the area, its trunk can take different shapes from a fat shrub to a small tree (more than 4 m), differently from the similar species A. obesum whose caudex is mainly underground. The showy...
Frost-resistant hybrid, developed for non-tropical growers. It is descendant of the frost hardy Aechmea distichantha, crossed with Aechmea phanerophlebia. 'Rambo' builds a swollen monster rosette, of lime-green leaves armed with black spines. The pink inflorescence comes up from the top of the closed rosette.
Rarely cultivated Annona, sought after by collectors for its strong-scented flowers and large good-tasting rounded fruits with unusual hooklike projections. Also used medicinally in Central America and parts of South America. Trees take about 1 to 3 years to bear and can be grown in pots.
This is an old classic selection of the popular Astrophytum myriostigma with only three ribs instead of the typical 5 ribs. Older specimens with only three ribs are highly prized because some add one more rib as they grow larger, so don't feed too much and grow it on the harsh side!