Adenium Show, Anderson Botanical Gardens , Townsville.
Adeniums – also called Desert Roses – are popular in North Australia. Kept in containers , they look like Bonsai plants. Planted in the open and allowed to grow as they please, they can form large features, varying in shape. This writer’s wife bought Adeniums shipped to Darwin from Singapore soon after Cyclone Tracy. Over the years , cuttings from a large one went to a nursery , friends, interstate. It is different to a lot of the modern Desert Rose plants . A Yellow-breasted Sunbird , below , chasing insects and seeking nectar, likes briefly resting on a spindly Desert Rose.