Desert Rose Plant
4.5 out of 5 (43 experiences)
About Desert Rose Plant
The sap of A. obesum contains toxic cardiac glycosides and is used as arrow poison throughout Africa for hunting large game.
Also known as
Desert Azalea, Impala Lily, Adenium socotranum and Adenium arabicum
How to care for Desert Rose Plant
Desert Rose Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Desert Rose Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Desert Rose Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
It would be nice if the app let me indicate when this plant goes dormant so it will not ask me to water it when it is not active. Otherwise I look forward to getting to be a more observant grower of this plant that blooms like a rose, but is incredibly water sensitive, especially in winter.
This one is everyone’s fave of my collection; I call it a survivor (had a bout with pests several months ago, & a couple weeks ago). It’s pretty easy to tell if it’s in distress & take appropriate action. I wired the branches bc when it was blooming they got weighed down. It’s a speculate addition!