Plant Care Desert Rose

Desert Rose

About Desert Rose

Desert Rose is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Desert Rose likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Adenium socotranum
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 Memphis, Tennessee.

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 Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

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Growing Desert Rose in Memphis right now

Light needs for plant Desert Rose in Memphis, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 29th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Memphis is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Desert Rose in Memphis, Tennessee

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.7% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Memphis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to decrease by 24.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Desert Rose in Memphis, Tennessee

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Memphis is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of dayli…

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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 Memphis, Tennessee ⛅.

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 Memphis, Tennessee

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

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Memphis 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 Memphis, Tennessee, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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