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Adenium obesum /Desert Rose

Adenium obesum  / Adenium obesum
Flowers are relaive large and a beautiful pink and white
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Flowers are relaive large and a beautiful pink and white

A greater quantity of flowers are produced when plants well fertilized. Do not fertilize plants when soil is dry. Plant does not like to be either over- or underwatered.

stem of plant growing in soil

Eveergreen foliage

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Scientific Name: Adenium obesum
Common Name: Desert Rose
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Flower color: White, Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: There are selections of Adenium that have flowers from white to dark red. In height this species is generally between 3 and 9 feet. Growth, a bulbous lower trunk, and more flowers are produced when plants are well fertilized. With this species, as well and many others, never fertilize when the soil is dry. Many exciting hybrids have been developed in China and neighboring countries.