Adenium obesum <br> Desert Rose
Adenium obesum <br> Desert Rose
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Adenium obesum
Desert Rose

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Aquatopia Conservatory
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$17.98
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A great novelty plant! Every plant is unique and may not appear as pictured. 

 

Adenium obesum                     

a-DEE-nee-um   oh-BEE-sum

Common Names: Desert Rose, Desert Azalea, Impala Lily, Kudu Lily, Mock  Azalea, Sabi Star  

Family: Apocynaceae

Origin: Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Tanzania 

Growth: Bush-like; leaves only at branch ends

Light: Full Sun

Foot Candles: 250+

Water: Allow to dry between watering

Humidity: Not required

Temperature: 16°C - 28°C

Soil: Well draining mix 

Container: Planter with drainage

Nutrients: 10-15-10 Monthly in Spring & Summer  

Propagation: Seed or cuttings

Interiorscape Use: Novelty, Bonsai, Flowering

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root and stem rot when overwatered, leaf drop with insufficient light. Older leaves naturally fall off.

Comments: A uniquely shaped houseplant with a bulbous and sometimes twisting trunk, it makes for an excellent beginner bonsai. The flowers form in Spring and bloom in Summer, typically they are either red, pink, or white. 

Toxicity: Low severity chance of vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, depression, irregular  heartbeat, and death. Large quantities of the plant must be ingested for any symptom to occur.