Adenium Obesum – Desert Rose
is a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, that is native to the Sahel regions, south of the Sahara, and tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa and Arabia. Common names include Sabi star, kudu, mock azalea, impala lily and desert rose. Can be used as bonsai tree with proper care.
GROWING DESERT ROSE PLANTS
A tough flowering plant that doesn’t require much attention. One of those easy growing plant. Starts flowering in a couple of years. Place your Desert Rose Plant in a place where it can catch full sunlight. Water when the soil is already dry but reduce watering when winter season arrives, keep hydrated enough for it to live. Keep your plant in at least 50F at all times, it is ideal to plant your Desert Rose in a pot for you to be able to move it as an indoor plant in winter season.
TAKING CARE OF DESERT ROSE
Desert Rose Plants attracts several pests. These include mealybugs.
If you see these insects you can destroy and remove each of them by just simply touching them with a cotton swap dipped in rubbing alcohol. There are also insects that are not that visible but create a web like covering on leaves and buds. If you think that your Desert Plant is having a mild problem with these insects what you can do is use a strong jet of water to remove the pests, or a spray of neem oil will keep it healthy.
How to transplant your Desert Rose
Here is an excellent video on how to transplant and trim your desert rose.