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Adenium obesum

Desert rose

Adenium obesum Desert rose
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Care Information

  • Site

    A Bright spot is needed. If on a windowsill do not rotate the plant as the leaves not used to the high light levels will burn.

  • Temperature

    HOT! it loves temperatures between 30-35C but will be fine in a cooler spot. As the temperature drops it may become dormant (Yellowing of the leaves) it is now important to stop watering and let in

  • Water

    For good growth it can be watered when dry over the growing season when the temperatures are high. When colder and the plant is dormant do not water (If its still growing cut back but istill water&

  • Feeding

    When growing use a high nitrogen (or balanced) feed every 2 weeks or so, they respond well to feeding!

  • Tip

    Watch out for the dormant period (if in a warm spot it will not completley shut down for winter).

Adenium obesum

Desert rose

An easy to look after succulent/shrub from South of the Sahara and tropical and subtropical eastern Arabia and Africa. Forms a wonderful swollen trunk (Often grown as a Bonsai). If looked after properly it can grow to 6-7 foot tall (this may take 20 years though!).

CAUTION: The sap and roots are poisonous.

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  • Adenium obesum Desert rose
  • Adenium obesum close up detailClose-up

30cm high

Self Watering Container?
These plants are also available ready potted in one of our self watering containers (see container pictures below)... the price includes the plant, self watering system and container. All the plants will arrive all potted up with the self watering system installed, just unpack it and enjoy!

Self Watering Container?
These plants are also available ready potted in one of our self watering containers (see container pictures below)... the price includes the plant, self watering system and container. All the plants will arrive all potted up with the self watering system installed, just unpack it and enjoy!

Care Information

  • Site

    A Bright spot is needed. If on a windowsill do not rotate the plant as the leaves not used to the high light levels will burn.

  • Temperature

    HOT! it loves temperatures between 30-35C but will be fine in a cooler spot. As the temperature drops it may become dormant (Yellowing of the leaves) it is now important to stop watering and let in

  • Water

    For good growth it can be watered when dry over the growing season when the temperatures are high. When colder and the plant is dormant do not water (If its still growing cut back but istill water&

  • Feeding

    When growing use a high nitrogen (or balanced) feed every 2 weeks or so, they respond well to feeding!

  • Tip

    Watch out for the dormant period (if in a warm spot it will not completley shut down for winter).

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