Also known as
Sabie Star, Kudu Lily, Sabi Lily, Impalalelie, Impala Lelie (Afr.)
This plant has no fragrance
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Impala Lily Overview
The Impala lily is a deciduous succulent shrub, admired for its fleshy, swollen trunk and striking pink-and-white bicoloured flowers. Flowering time is usually from late autumn to early spring, after all the leaves have dropped. The Impala lily is frost tender and is limited to growing in the warm, dry areas in South Africa and up towards central and East Africa. It is remarkably drought-tolerant and features beautifully in a rock garden alongside other succulents like aloes, euphorbias and crassulas. For your Impala lily to flourish it needs full sun and well-draining soil as the fleshy stem and roots are prone to rotting. Be sure to stop watering during the winter season. Adenium multiflorum can easily be propagated by cuttings during the warmer months; cuttings can be placed in sandy soil and given very small amounts of water. Broken stems exude a milky sap that could irritate the skin and cause discomfort if ingested, so take absolute care when taking cuttings or handling this plant. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.
Common problems with Impala Lily
How to propagate Impala Lily
Root cuttings in a wet sandy soil at 30°C.
In its natural environment, seeds spread in the wind and will germinate within a week. Treat with fungicide to reduce loss.
Special features of Impala Lily
Plant in pots in frost areas to move out of danger.
Striking 5 petal bi-colored flowers on bare succulent stems.
Other uses of Impala Lily
Often used in traditional medicine.