Adenium Obesum, Desert Rose, Adenium obesum” Also known by the names “Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily & Desert-rose.
Adenium also is known as desert rose is slow growing but a long-lived succulent plant. The attractive flowers of adeniums and their interesting bottle-shaped trunk make them desirable for the garden.
Planting and care
The plant perform best in big size containers (8inh or more) or plant them on ground
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: The plant needs a good quality, coarse potting mix of 65% perlite, 5% rock, 5% sand and 20% top soil with coir or a small percentage of peat. Do not add fertilizer until the plant has been in the pot for 2 to 3 months. Planting adeniums, desert rose plants, in the ground is a bit different than in pots. Make sure you put 3 inches of rock in the bottom of the hole for drainage and then use the soil as described. Remember using regular potting mixes and top soils will cause root rot!
Water: Water them 2 to 3 times a week.
Temperature: Not more than 95 degrees F.
Fertilizer: Established adeniums do not need much care. In fact, many people never fertilize their adeniums and they grow great. Do not fertilize when flowering because it may cause the flower to drop. Dormancy. These plants require special care, especially after entering dormant periods. It is advised to move containers to dry and frost-free locations and water the plants once per month. When the spring comes, increase the amount of water, because the plant starts entering another cycle.
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