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Desert Rose AdeniumAdenium Obesum

  • Desert Rose Adenium

    Desert Rose Adenium

  • Desert Rose Adenium

    Bloom color can vary from pink to red.

  • Desert Rose Adenium

    Bloom color can vary from pink to red.

  • Desert Rose Adenium

    Desert Rose Adenium

  • Desert Rose Adenium

    Desert Rose Adenium

  • Desert Rose Adenium

    This is our 3 Gallon Sized Desert Rose.

  • Desert Rose Adenium
  • Desert Rose Adenium
  • Desert Rose Adenium
  • Desert Rose Adenium
  • Desert Rose Adenium
  • Desert Rose Adenium

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Desert Rose AdeniumAdenium Obesum

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Up to six months of huge vibrant blooms

The Desert Rose or ‘Adenium’ brings a tropical look wherever it goes with its large flowers that start to bloom in the early spring and last all the way until fall.

By storing water in their wide trunks Desert Roses are highly self-sufficient and can survive heat waves and droughts with very little attention. They’re the perfect hands free blooming trees for busy gardeners.

Desert Roses are low maintenance plants that will fit any project. They can be kept small as an indoor bonsai and they will amaze your friends and coworkers if kept on a tabletop, or on your desk at work. Desert Roses can also be kept in a larger container for an accent tree that will bring an island getaway vibe to any space.

If planted in the ground Desert Roses grow to about 6 feet tall, allowing them to fit anywhere, even under utility lines or by the pool. The possibilities for Desert Roses are endless. Simply decide where yours will look best and prepare for up to six months of blooms.

Each flower has a radiant hue that fades into white in the center, bright hues pop against the Desert Rose’s dark, lush leaves for an explosion of tropical color. The trunk is a shade of light grey with a unique shape. It’s wider at the bottom while the top is narrow, giving it a pyramidal shape.

Your family and neighbors won’t be able to resist the urge to ask about the tropical land where your Dessert Rose came from.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Your Desert Rose plant can be planted outdoors in zones 10-11 - however, in colder areas, it's best used as a house plant or patio plant that can be brought indoors in the winter.

Your Desert Rose will thrive in an area with warm temperatures and plenty of bright sun. Indoors, choose a sunny, South-facing window for the best results. In the garden, choose a sunny spot that offers some protection from harsh midday sun.

Plant your Desert Rose using a cactus potting soil - you can add gritty sand or lava rocks for additional drainage. Ensure your pot has good drainage, since this desert plant will not thrive in a moist environment.

2. Watering: The Desert Rose thrives in hot, dry environments, so be sure not to overwater. Keep soil moderately moist in spring and summer, and reduce watering in winter to mirror its native desert climate. 

The Desert Rose stores water in its thick, twisting trunk - if your Desert Rose has a slim trunk, it may need more water.

3. Fertilizing: You can fertilize with a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer once a month during the growing season in spring and summer. Do not fertilize during winter.

FGT Tip: This plant contains a sap that can be irritating to humans and animals, so keep it out of reach of pets and children.

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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 4-6 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Adenium Obesum
Does Not Ship To: AZ, DC
Grows Well In Zones: 3-11 patio / 10-11 outdoors
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3-11 patio         /           10-11 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 3-11 patio / 10-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 40℉)

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