Cucumber tree. This tree is only found on Socotra Island.

Cucumber tree - found only on Socotra Island, Yemen. The island is very isolated and through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth.


Desert Rose Bonsai (Adenium Obesum) Blooming in Pink. Observe Carefully the Intrincate Roots & Abundance of Flowers

Adenium #bonsai tree

Like a huge flower bouquet The desert rose in Socotra, a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean: “The most alien looking place on earth”.

Adenium arabicum by ktvamp, via Flickr

A fairy house using all materials from nature and bringing real life back into the whole scene.Warning - mini gardening skills might be needed to maintain it!

The desert rose plant, Adenium obesum var socotranum, is found only on the isolated island of Socotra, part of an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. #nature

Dorstenia gigas does not require any soil; it sinks roots straight into the bare rock. It grows on Socotra Island near Yemen.

The Socotra Desert Rose or Bottle Tree (Adenium obesum socotranum)

The Socotra Desert Rose or Bottle Tree (Adenium obesum socotranum) in Yemen