The Adenium aka Desert Roses have a unique growth pattern. When growing in a pot, plants develop an enlarged lower stem section called a caudex. This thick base can reach 10′ – 12″ inches (25 to 30 cm) in diameter and be completely out of proportion to the rest of the plant.
This attractive plant has smooth, light tan bark, The leaves are concentrated near the tips of the branches. The flowers range from bright pink to red. The funnel-shaped flowers also are borne near the branch tips. Adenium make excellent bonsai specimens. Check out the articles below for details on more growing and care of Desert Rose plants.
How and when should you repot a desert rose? These desert plants do well with coarse, sharp draining soil. Repot during warm weather when plants are in active growth – mid-spring is best. Click on this article to learn more about transplanting Desert Rose Adeniums.
Having trouble making your Desert Rose flower? Find out what you might be doing wrong and how to get your Adenium plant to truly shine. Check out this article to learn more about making your Desert Rose bloom.
Scientifically known as Adenium [a-DEE-nee-um], the desert rose is a succulent plant with fleshy stems and bright-hued flowers. The flowering plant is a species of the Apocynaceae genus, along with Dipladenia, from the dogbane family. Sun-loving Adenium plants resemble the
Black Adenium Obesum aka Black Desert Rose is a succulent that grows in the desert region of Africa. It thrives in hot, dry conditions and does not require a greenhouse. Beautiful flowers and makes a great bonsai plant. [CARE INFO]
Desert Rose plants are semi-succulent shrubs belonging to the family Apocynaceae that includes Periwinkle plants. It is grown as an evergreen ornamental plant in gardens and as an attractive houseplant