These beautiful, flowering, specimen plants are a real treat to any home or collection. With their rose-like flowers, and unique bonsai like trunks these plants are excellent as focal points and center pieces.
Desert Roses (Adenium) are tropical succulents, and require a little more care than their cousins, desert succulents.
Light: Bright light or direct sunlight for several hours to insure blooms.
Watering: In the spring and summer, keep soil somewhat moist, but not constantly wet.
In fall, and especially winter, reduce watering. The plant should go dormant, even loosing a lot of its leaves. This is normal and will insure a good bloom in the spring.
Soil: Cactus potting mixes or soil with great drainage to prevent root rot.
Varieties: Desert roses come in a large variety of colors below are just a few:
Light pink and white (above)
Red with White throat
White with Pink and Yellow
White with Red edge
Light Pink with dark pink ruffled edges
Double bloom white
- GROWTH RATE Moderate