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Desert Rose

Red to pink flowers with white highlights bloom over a sparse, swollen trunk. Well suited as a houseplant, or plant outdoors in temperate regions. Can also be used for bonsai. Prefers excellent drainage. Requires less water during winter months.

Companion Plants

Carolina Cherry Laurel

Common Boxwood

Yaupon Holly

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Desert Rose

  • Botanical name

    Adenium obesum

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 10 (30°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F).

  • Light


  • Height

    4-6' (1-2 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use all-purpose

  • Water

    2-3 times per week

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Clean up and remove fallen foliage