Scientific Name:
Adenium obesum
cardiac glycosides
Flower Color:
coastal, ornamental, gardens, deserts

Geographical Distribution

Sabi star distribution - United States

Sabi Star

Adenium obesum

Desert azalea, Mock azalea, Desert rose, Impala lily, Kudu lily
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Sabi star (Adenium obesum) is a broadleaf evergreen, thick-stemmed, sparsely-leaved perennial shrub or small tree. It has dark green leaves with milky sap and bright, showy funnel-shaped pink or purple clusters of flowers at the end of the branches.

Toxic components
All parts of A. obesum are toxic to poultry. It contains cardioactive steroids and cardiac glycosides. Sabi star is native to semi-arid, sub-Saharan regions of eastern and southwestern Africa and the Arabian peninsula; however it has been introduced to hot, dry climates worldwide where it is often planted as an ornamental. It produces showy flower clusters at the tip of the branch.