Desert Rose
Adenium obesum
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Succulent fertilizer (e.g. N3-P6-K12).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 6.6 - 7.8
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity very poisonous

Origin

Climate steppe

Photo

Names

Other common names Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily
Family Apocynaceae
Other scientific names Adenium coetaneum, Adenium honghel, Nerium obesum

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
  • rose
Blooming months
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    3Mar
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    12Dec
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Leaf color
  • green