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Adenium 'Desert Rose'

Adenium 'Desert Rose'

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Adenium obesum, commonly known as Desert Rose, is a striking succulent known for its swollen stem base, called a caudex, and vibrant, trumpet-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors including red, pink, orange, or white and are typically 2 to 3 inches in diameter. As a slow growing indoor plant, the Adenium Desert Rose can reach a height of 3-4 ft tall with oval shaped thick and fleshy leaves.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Adenium obesum

Common: Desert Rose, Desert Azalea, Impala Lily, Kudu Lily, Mock Azalea, Sabi Star

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-85°F
  • Humidity: Low
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • The caudex can be trained into various shapes for a bonsai-like appearance.
  • Remember, this plant is a succulent and very drought-tolerant. Meaning, it's much easier to overwater than to underwater.
  • To encourage this plant to flower, provide it with the recommended optimal conditions. Once it's mature, provide a stress period by withholding water for a few weeks and/or by moving it to a cooler location for the winter.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Apocynaceae family, also known as the Dogbane family, which is a large family of flowering plants with over 4,500 species.
  • The Adenium Desert Rose is native to arid regions of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
  • As a succulent, the Adenium Desert Rose stores water in it's caudex.
  • The plant produces a sap that has been used traditionally for arrow poison in some African cultures.
  • The desert rose is a symbol of love and beauty in some cultures.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance

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