Family Adenium Adenium obesum

Adenium Obesum | Adenium | Apocynaceae

Discover the unique and stunning Adenium obesum, also known as the Desert Rose plant. Native to semi-arid regions of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, this slow-growing succulent can reach up to 5 feet in height and produces beautiful flowers in a wide variety of colors. Learn how to care for this low-maintenance plant, including tips on light, water, soil, fertilizer, and pruning. Whether you're a succulent enthusiast or a bonsai lover, Adenium obesum is sure to add beauty and charm to any indoor or outdoor space. But remember, this plant is poisonous and should be handled with care.

Adenium Obesum | Adenium | Apocynaceae

Adenium obesum: The Desert Rose Plant

Adenium obesum, also known as the Desert Rose plant, is a unique and beautiful succulent that belongs to the Apocynaceae family. It is native to the semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. This slow-growing plant can reach up to 5 feet in height and has a bulbous, often twisted base with thick succulent gray-green stems and branches.

The Desert Rose plant is often grown as a houseplant due to its charming small tree-like shape and stunning flowers. The plant produces 2-3 inch flowers in a wide variety of colors, including pink, red, white, and yellow. These flowers have a unique shape that resembles a trumpet.

Adenium obesum is a poisonous plant, and its sap can cause skin irritation and is toxic if ingested. Therefore, it is essential to handle this plant with care and keep it away from children and pets.

Growing and Caring for Adenium obesum

Adenium obesum is an easy-to-grow plant and an excellent choice for those who are new to succulent gardening. Here are some tips for growing and caring for Adenium obesum:

  • Light: The Desert Rose plant loves bright sunlight and requires at least 6 hours of