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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



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

28 Aug, 2014



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 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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