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Houseplants – Desert Rose

  • Desert rose

Botanical name: adenium obesum 

Average Size at Maturity: 3 – 10 ft in height and 3 -5 ft spread 

Hardy zone: Zones 9-12

Bloom Time: Spring, early summer, late winter

Flower Color: Pink, red, white 

Foliage Color: Green/gray 

Growth Rate: Grows about a foot a year 

Pruning needs: Deadhead withered flowers after flowering

Landscape Use: Usually grown in pots to provide contrast against other, more typically shaped plants, also popular for bonsai cultivation 

Light Needs: Full sun, 6 hours of sun a day

Special Feature: Thick, swollen trunk that holds water during times of drought

Fertilizing needs: Use 13-13-13 fertilizer once a month during the growing season
Water Needs: Very drought-tolerant, water when soil is completely dry

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