Plant Care Desert Rose

Desert Rose

Taxonomy

Adenium multiflorum
Adenium
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Desert Rose

Water

How often to water your Desert Rose

Water needs for Desert Rose
0.5 cups
every 12

Desert Rose needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tucson, Arizona.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Desert Rose

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Desert Rose in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

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Growing Desert Rose in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant Desert Rose in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 31st, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Desert Rose in Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight will increase by 26.4% ☀️

January 30th, 2023

Tucson is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to increase by 26.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Desert Rose in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 31st, 2023

This month, Tucson is getting an average of 9.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of dayligh…

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Finding light for Desert Rose in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Desert Rose: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Desert Rose love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Tucson, Arizona ⛅.

Desert Rose does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Desert Rose

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Desert Rose: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Desert Rose after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Desert Rose

Nutrient needs for plant Desert Rose in Tucson, Arizona

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 26th, 2023

The growing potential in Tucson is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot …

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Care Summary for Desert Rose

Desert Rose

Desert Rose


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Tucson, Arizona, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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