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Adenium obesum - Desert Rose

Adenium obesum - Desert Rose (Adenium obesum - Desert Rose)

A Desert Rose growing in the ground and blooming at Cuyamucca College Botanical Gardens. This photo was taken back in Aug. 26, 2011 and never posted.

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10 Dec, 2013


Thanks! :>)

10 Dec, 2013


I wonder if I can grow this indoors here in New York.

10 Dec, 2013


In bright light and kept dry in winter, it should grow pretty well. I have a few outdoors in pots and they like to be kept very dry in winter.

10 Dec, 2013


Sounds like my kind of plant.

10 Dec, 2013


It truly is a desert plant. It tolerates lots of heat and sun without much water at all.

10 Dec, 2013


Love all the shadows in the pic, makes 3D!

11 Dec, 2013


Yes, it does. I do like the colors of the wall, also.

13 Dec, 2013


Nice pic. I can't wait for mine to flower. Maybe this year???

21 Dec, 2013



Adenium typically blooms within the first year from seed. It can be grown from cuttings; however, this is extremely difficult. I've tried several times without success.

23 Dec, 2013


Hope you are enjoying the holidays. :o)

I am hoping mine will bloom this year. They need a bigger pot, roots sticking out of the bottom. This spring they are going out on my balcony...a sure way to see some flowers!!!

I will post a pic of them soon.

26 Dec, 2013


Yes, the holidays are very good so far. :>)

Adenium needs even more sun than Plumeria, as it's a desert plant. My plants, ever since they were very tiny have been outside in my back yard where they get the blasting south sun all year.

26 Dec, 2013

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