Adenium Obesum Care: Expert Steps to Gorgeous Desert Roses

flower of the desert rose (Adenium) up close

Summary: Adenium plant care involves balancing sunlight, water, and fertilizer. In hotter, sun-drenched conditions, increase watering frequency. Reduce water during cooler temperatures. Fertilize actively growing Adeniums in spring and summer

What Is Plumeria Rust Fungus and How To Treat It?

Flowering Plumeria plant

Of all the members of the Apocynaceae family, plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) has one of the greatest success stories.  Native to the West Indies, South America, and the Caribbean, this plant has become a

How To Tips On Growing Plumeria In Pots

blooming potted plumeria

Plumeria is a wonderful genus of 10+ healthy-flowering species that now includes hundreds of cultivars. Throughout the Indian Subcontinent and Orient, these plants have become important to both Buddhists and

How To Grow Plumeria From Seeds

Plumeria flowers

Plumerias have had a lot of attention over the years, becoming the state flower of far-flung countries, achieving religious significance in Buddhist philosophy and the Hindu religion, and becoming the

Adenium Boehmianum Growing and Care

Adenium boehmianum by © Hans Hillewaert - Wikimedia

Humankind has always had a morbid fascination with danger, and this often translates into the garden. A perfect example is Adenium boehmianum, the bushman poison plant. The people in its

How To Grow Plumeria From Cuttings

Cutting of a Plumeria plant

There are eleven species of the small tree or shrub known as Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-uh). This plant is a member of the dogbane family of plants and hails from the Caribbean,

Tips On How to Repot Desert Rose Adenium Plant

Close up of Desert Rose Flower

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.

Purple Allamanda Vine: Allamanda Blanchetti Growing and Care

Purple Allamanda blanchetti vine flowers

Purple Allamanda Blanchetti flower buds are a deep brownish shade of burgundy, the large, showy, trumpet-shaped, purplish-rose flowers are up to three inches wide and appear throughout the plant’s long growing season. Click on this article to learn more about Purple Allamanda Blanchetti.

How To Grow And Care For Hoya Pubicalyx

The climbing Hoya pubicalyx vine

Hoya pubicalyx is a climbing trellis-loving Hoya vine from the Philippines. This everyday perennial houseplant is a member of the Apocynaceae family of Hoya plants. Hoya pubicalyx (HOY-a pew-bih-KAL-iks) is

How To Care For And Grow Hoya Kentiana

Foliage of Hoya Kentiana plants

Hoya Kentiana [HOY-a kent-ee-AY-nuh], aka wax plant, is well-loved by gardeners. It has beautiful leaves and a low-maintenance nature. This plant is native to the Philippines and other Southeast Asian

Allamanda Plant Care – A Bush Of Beauty

Yellow blooms of the Allamanda plant

The Allamanda plant is one of the groups of semi-climbing, upright-growing plants becoming increasingly popular nowadays, especially in tropical locations.  The most popular is Allamanda cathartica (al-uh-MAN-da kath-AR-tick-uh) plant. They can also

Tips On Desert Rose Watering

Adenium desert rose in flower with water on blooms and leaves

Desert Roses are succulent plants, deciduous shrubs, and small trees growing 4′ and 6′ feet tall. Botanically known as Adenium, it belongs to the genera Apocynaceae. It’s native to Africa,

Growing The Black Desert Rose Adenium

Bloom of the Black Desert Rose

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]

Hoya Lacunosa Growing And Care Tips

Bloom of the lacunosa Hoya

A few members of the Apocynaceae family make for beautiful houseplants, but few can match Hoya lakunosa (HOY-a lak-uh-NO-suh). Sometimes referred to as Hoya suaveolens, this Hoya plant was first

Pruning Desert Rose Plants: When | Why | How

pruning desert roses for more flowers

One of the most beautiful succulents to collect is Adenium obesium (a-DEE-nee-um oh-BEE-sum), or desert rose. Sometimes referred to as mock azalea or Adenium obesum, this wonderful plant is extremely

How To Grow And Care For Hoya Macrophylla Variegata

Macrophylla Variegata Hoya foliage

The Hoya Macrophylla variegata is one of the longest-lived and easiest to maintain houseplants. They’re known for their large waxy leaves, low-maintenance, and visual appeal.  The Hoya Macrophylla [HOY-yuh] [mak-roh-FIL-uh]

Hoya Carnosa Variegata Growing and Care

The fleshy variegated leaves of Hoya carnosa (hoya carnosa variegata) on a dark background. Beautiful tropical plant detail.

The Hoya Carnosa (HOY-a)(kar-NO-suh) is a tropical evergreen that comes in multiple variants. One variety is Hoya Carnosa Variegata that is grown as an indoor houseplant in hanging baskets and

How To Get Rid of Aphids on Desert Rose

Control Aphids feeding on Desert Roses

The desert rose, or Adenium obesum, is a popular and striking addition to gardens. You can also find plants with orange, rose, yellow, pink, and red single or double blooms,