name: "Desert Rose" or "Impala
Latin name: Adenium obesum - synonym Adenium
to: Africa and The Arabian Peninsula.
Growth habit: A compact upright woody succulent
indoors usually not over 24" in height or 18" in width.
Flowers: Yes, plants with red, pink or white flowers.
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: Not critical. Pests: Not effected by many
8" Desert Rose
information: "Desert Rose" is an easy
care... low maintenance, table top plant that flowers occasionally
throughout the year. With it's thick, unique woody trunk, this
interesting plant is the perfect addition to any plant collection.
For your plant to produce flowers it will need to be placed
where it will receive some filtered, direct sunshine for at
least a few hours every day. To low of lighting equals... no
flowers. Since this slow growing plant is a succulent that stores
water in it's trunk it won't need regular waterings. Allow the
soil to become fairy dry... but not "bone" or
"dust" dry between waterings. Feed bi-monthly with a
balanced liquid plant food. When repotting always use a shallow
"Desert Rose" should be available at your local
garden center in 4", 6" and 8" containers. Most
plants are potted in a shallow containers. "Desert
Rose"... makes an excellent gift plant.