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Adenium obesum - Desert Rose


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

My younger desert rose is blooming. It's actually taller than my 10 year old plant, but doesn't have the big caudex. Photo taken Aug. 26, 2014.



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It's a beauty! How old is it now?

27 Aug, 2014

 

Full sun?

27 Aug, 2014

 

Alexandramou:

Yes, this plant must have full, very hot sun. Remember: this is truly a desert plant.

28 Aug, 2014

 

Meanie:

Thanks! I purchased it last summer. It was very cheap and tall. My other Adenium species (I can't remember the name) is blooming, also.

28 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Delonix. I have them in full, very hot sun....still no flowers. Maybe next summer.

I found one for sale...beautiful flowers but I'm going to wait for my five to bloom.

29 Aug, 2014

 

Typically, they bloom very young...only around two years old.

My 10 year old plant has a big seed pod. I may grow some from seed...as most are grown from seed. It is extremely difficult to grow this plant from cuttings.

30 Aug, 2014

 

It's not so bad. I just put the cutting into the dry soil here...this spot the sap from running.

23 Sep, 2014



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