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Adenium obesum - Desert Rose - Plant Plug - *ONLINE ONLY*


Discover the stunning allure of the Desert Rose, Adenium obesum, a rare gem in the succulent world that's sure to captivate any plant enthusiast. This plug-sized beauty boasts an exotic appearance with its thick, swollen stem resembling a bonsai trunk, and striking, trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of pink, red, and white. The vibrant flowers contrast beautifully against its glossy, dark green leaves, creating a mesmerizing display.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Adenium obesum
  • Common Name(s: Desert Rose,  
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Native Range: East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light: Bright light
  • Water: Keep soil on the dry side 
  • Humidity: Average
  • Temperature: 50-75F
  • Feeding: Fertilize with cactus food during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings
  • Growth:  Upright
  • Pests: Look out for mealy bugs and aphids
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets if consumed

What makes this variety particularly special is its rarity and unique adaptation to arid environments, making it a resilient addition to your collection. Perfect for bright, sunny spots, the Desert Rose plug will thrive with minimal care, slowly growing into a show-stopping centerpiece. Embrace the rarity and exquisite beauty of the Desert Rose and watch it transform your indoor or outdoor garden with its dramatic presence.

Please note this is a plant plug and will need to be adjusted to its new home slightly differently than regular houseplants!

  • Unpack Carefully: Gently remove the plant plug from its packaging, taking care not to damage the delicate roots and leaves. Allow the plant to acclimate to its new environment for at least 48 hours

  • Inspect and Hydrate: Check the plant for any signs of damage or pests. Lightly mist the leaves and roots if they appear dry, and let the plant rehydrate in a shaded area.

  • Prepare the Pot and Soil: Choose a suitable pot with drainage holes and fill it with a well-draining potting mix appropriate for the plant species. Create a small hole in the center of the soil for the plant plug. Do not use a planter much larger than the plug itself.

  • Plant the Plug: Place the plant plug into the prepared hole, ensuring the roots are spread out and covered with soil. Firmly but gently press the soil around the base of the plant to secure it in place.

  • Water and Acclimate: Water the plant thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain out. Place the plant in a location with appropriate light conditions for its species, and gradually introduce it to its new environment over a week, avoiding direct sunlight initially.