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Desert Rose

Desert Rose

Regular price $50.60 USD
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Plant Type: Succulents
Plant Height: 2-5 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: pink, red, or white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Desert Rose, scientifically known as Adenium obesum, is a striking and popular ornamental plant known for its beautiful flowers and unique growth habit. It typically grows to a height of 2 to 5 feet and has a spread of 2 to 3 feet. This plant is particularly noted for its thick, swollen trunk, known as a caudex, which serves as a water storage organ.

The leaves of the Desert Rose are glossy, green, and spear-shaped, creating a lush contrast to its stout trunk. The most striking feature of this plant is its vibrant flowers, which can be pink, red, or white. These trumpet-shaped blooms are large and showy, adding a splash of color to the landscape.

Native to East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, Adenium obesum is well-adapted to hot, sunny, and dry climates. It thrives in full sun and requires well-drained soil, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping and rock gardens. The Desert Rose is also commonly grown as a container plant, particularly suited for bonsai.

This plant is relatively easy to care for but requires protection from cold temperatures. It is drought-tolerant and should be watered sparingly, especially during the winter months when it is dormant.

In addition to its ornamental value, the Desert Rose is also known for its medicinal properties, although all parts of the plant are toxic if ingested. Its striking appearance and relatively easy care make the Desert Rose a popular choice for gardeners and plant enthusiasts looking to add an exotic touch to their collections.

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