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Desert Rose in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Adenium obesum

 

Desert Rose

This is very often grown as Bonsai to which they lend themselves beautifully as they are not frost hardy in temperate areas, although in hotter climes can be grown outside as a tree. The greyish trunk is thick at the bottom where water is stored before gradually tapering, if it is in the correct setting it will produce an open rose pink trumpet like flower in the spring. These plants can only be grown outdoors if the temperature doesn't fall below 40 deg. F

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plant Features
  • Desert Rose likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Desert Rose likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Desert Rose is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Desert Rose likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Desert Rose

Latin name

Adenium obesum

type

Flowering shrubs or trees

family

Apocynaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Desert Rose likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Desert Rose is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Desert Rose likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Desert Rose likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Desert Rose is 1.00meters x 3.00meters 1.00 M 3.00 M

Adenium obesum

This is very often grown as Bonsai to which they lend themselves beautifully as they are not frost hardy in temperate areas, although in hotter climes can be grown outside as a tree. The greyish trunk is thick at the bottom where water is stored before gradually tapering, if it is in the correct setting it will produce an open rose pink trumpet like flower in the spring. These plants can only be grown outdoors if the temperature doesn't fall below 40 deg. F


Flowering Season

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

This Adenium 'Desert rose' produces beautiful, open, rose pink trumpet like flower in the spring if it has the right growing conditins

 

Planting or putting it outside

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

In warmer climes, plant out into full sign and the growing site when temperatures are 40 degrees, not below, water regularly. If putting a pot grown specimen outside it must be in full sun and watered daily through hot periods.

 
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