#047/09 Desert Rose
Happy Sunday!...Have a great time.
Growing to a height of about 4-5ft, this succulent plant is a member of the same family as Plumeria. Its swollen, often twisted trunk is pale gray. The leaves are glossy and club-shaped, and the flowers, which appear almost continuously, are trumpet-shaped, and range from white and bright pink to crimson red. It exudes a highly toxic sap which in some places is used as a poison for arrows. Adenium is not generally grown in moist tropical gardens but is often seen as a decorative pot plant; it may also be used in rock gardens.
It was infromed by my friend Sally (Flickr's screen name: basilly) from Texas that this flower is known as "Mandevilla" there. And I also found out it is also called "Brazilian Jasmine".