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Adenium (Obesum) - Plant

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These plants commonly grow outdoors, however, when they are young, they can be seen within an indoor area.

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26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Adenium

These bushes have thick stems and fleshy branches. Their foliage is generally oval-shaped and varies in size (2-7 inches). The size generally depends on the maturity of the plant and its location. These plants commonly grow outdoors, however, when they are young, they can be seen within an indoor area.

Taking care and growing adenium obesum, a succulent plant more commonly known as Desert Rose, is not challenging, and the plant will rewa

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Desert rose,adenium
Maximum Reachable Height Their foliage is generally oval-shaped and varies in size (2-7 inches). The size generally depends on the maturity of the plant and its location
Flower Colour Beautiful deep red to pure white flowers
Bloom Time year round blooming plant
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

  • Daily watering is essential only during hot summer days.
  • As the flower grows in warm climates, where the temperature always remains above 50F even at night, remember to water it regularly even throughout winter months.
  • This will allow the soil to dry out between watering.
  • Temperature is another thing you should pay attention to.
  • In case you live in a subtropical climate, you can place the plant indoors until cold weather passes.
  • Adenium can also be grown outdoors in areas where the temperature never goes below 40.
  • The desert rose can survive 40 degrees with little damage, but when the temperature is below 30, the plant dies.
  • In winter the plant can freeze, even if it is placed in a greenhouse.
  • There are a few tips on how to care for adenium in winter. Many people treat it like a cactus.
  • Caring for adenium, water it only on warm sunny days and move it to the house, when there is a risk of frost.

    Adenium care

    The plant perform best in big size containers (8inh or more) or plant them on ground

    Sunlight These plants require much sunlight for proper development. If they are growing in cloudy locations, they become spindly and develop less vibrant blooms. Some species can withstand 30 to 50% shade and the sun can burn their foliage.
    Watering Water them 2 to 3 times a week.
    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!
    Temperature The temperature required for these plants is not more than 95 degrees F. In areas with high humidity these plants grow better, regardless of whether they are outdoors or indoors.
    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.

    Adenium special feature

    Can be kept indoor in AC. The more sunlight plant get, the more flowers it blooms. The plant is very hardy, it need little care.

    Adenium uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Its generally keep indoor in living room and in terrace area

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Adenium plant good for the home?

    Yes, Adenium makes a good container flowering plant where it will get 4-6 hours of direct sunlight.

    Why to graft Adenium?

    To get the different colored flowers on a single plant and grafted plants flowers earlier than the plants grown through the seeds.

    When to prune Adenium in india?

    Adenium pruning should be done at the end of february month.

    How to make Adenium bloom?

    Proper pruning can affect the amount of flowers in the next blooming cycle. once a limb is done with its blooms, cut it down 2-3 above the fork which is connected to and apply fertilizers with high phosphorous and potassium content to encourage to the formation of buds and large flowers. during flowering, reduce the amount of water given to the plant, so that the flowers can last longer.

    What fertilizer can be used for Adeniums?

    Organic nitrogen and phosphorous rich fertilizers during the growing summer season (March-June).

    Is Adenium a cactus?

    No, Adeniums are succulents and not cactus.

    Why my Adenium is not flowering?

    If you recently repotted your desert rose, it may not flower during the current season because plant will divert its energy into growing roots instead of producing blooms. if plant is not getting enough amount of bright sunlight then also plant do not flower. when the plant is allowed to stand in soggy soil or water, not only will the plant stop blooming, but poorly drained soil can also easily cause the plant to rot and die.

    When does the Adenium flower?

    Adenium flowers during the summer season(March-June).

    Can Adenium be kept indoors?

    Yes, you can keep Adenium plant indoor at a location (sunny balcony, sunny widows etc.) where it will get 4-6 hours of direct sunlight.

    Are Adeniums poisonous?

    Yes, All plant parts of the Adenium plant are toxic, especially when they ingest by the pets.

    Why Adenium leaves turn yellow?

    Leaves of Adenium plant turns yellow may be due to insufficient light, less or overwatering, cold temperature and disease infestation.

    Is Adenium bonsai?

    Adenium is not a real bonsai it is a plant looking like bonsai.

    When to repot Adenium?

    When an Adenium plant outgrows in a current pot or roots start coming out of the drainage holes its time to re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.

    Is Adenium a succulent?

    Yes , Adenium is a succulent plant.

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