Desert Rose / Adenium obesum



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Desert Rose / Adenium obesum

Desert rose is a unique succulent with elongated, deciduous leaves and a wide belly-like trunk known as a caudex, which acts as a moisture storage. It more closely resembles a bottle or baobab tree than a typical succulent. As the plant ages, the caudex expands and may divide to form a buttress. ( see Image 4 from Google)

Native to tropical Southern Africa. Frost tender

Light: sunny open spot; light shade from hot midday/afternoon sun will reduce leaf scorch.

Flowering: single rose-like flowers in variety of colours and combinations, predominantly pink, white and red.

Feeding: use a long-term controlled-release fertiliser sparingly.

Watering: water when conditions are hot and dry; good drainage is essential. Hardly water over dormant period.

Nursery Pot Size: 10cm (Terra Pot not included)

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SKU: IP20238-2-1

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