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Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum) 1
Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum) 2
$6.50

Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum)

A remarkable desert plant forming a thick swollen base and branching stems that produce large 5 to 7cm brightly colored flowers over the growing season. Outdoors, this species is sensitive to the cold, so must be wintered indoors in very cold climates or, kept under sunny covered areas to keep the plant completely dry over winter.

POSITION

Indoors, this species will do well in a sunny position but to maintain good shape, growth and flowering a protected sunny outdoor position is best.

WATER

The species can tolerate very dry positions and last long periods between waterings, allow soil to dry before watering, do not water in winter months when plant defoliates otherwise base can rot.

NUTRIENTS

Fertilize at 1/2 rate or less in warmer months.

PRUNING

Stems can be cut back during growing season to keep plant compact.

PET FRIENDLINESS

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the desert rose is poisonous to dogs because it contains toxic chemicals called glycosides. These toxins are present in the sap of the plants, which can cause internal discomfort if eaten by your dog and can also irritate his skin. The sap of the plant is present in all of its parts and is emitted when the plant is bruised or otherwise damaged. Desert rose sap is considered so toxic to people and animals that it's even applied to the tips of arrows by hunters in some parts of Africa, according to the Bayer Advanced website.

7cm pot

We only ship this item to Melbourne metro areas, postcode range 3000 - 3027.

  • Standard delivery (3-4 business days): $5.99
  • Expedited delivery (1-2 business days): $9.99

Please call 0434 284 017 

or 

Email: info@foliahouse.com.au

Plant Care

A remarkable desert plant forming a thick swollen base and branching stems that produce large 5 to 7cm brightly colored flowers over the growing season. Outdoors, this species is sensitive to the cold, so must be wintered indoors in very cold climates or, kept under sunny covered areas to keep the plant completely dry over winter.

POSITION

Indoors, this species will do well in a sunny position but to maintain good shape, growth and flowering a protected sunny outdoor position is best.

WATER

The species can tolerate very dry positions and last long periods between waterings, allow soil to dry before watering, do not water in winter months when plant defoliates otherwise base can rot.

NUTRIENTS

Fertilize at 1/2 rate or less in warmer months.

PRUNING

Stems can be cut back during growing season to keep plant compact.

PET FRIENDLINESS

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the desert rose is poisonous to dogs because it contains toxic chemicals called glycosides. These toxins are present in the sap of the plants, which can cause internal discomfort if eaten by your dog and can also irritate his skin. The sap of the plant is present in all of its parts and is emitted when the plant is bruised or otherwise damaged. Desert rose sap is considered so toxic to people and animals that it's even applied to the tips of arrows by hunters in some parts of Africa, according to the Bayer Advanced website.

Pot Size

7cm pot

Shipping

We only ship this item to Melbourne metro areas, postcode range 3000 - 3027.

  • Standard delivery (3-4 business days): $5.99
  • Expedited delivery (1-2 business days): $9.99

Questions?

Please call 0434 284 017 

or 

Email: info@foliahouse.com.au