Thursday, March 11, 2010

Plant Research - The Desert Rose

Adenium obesum
( Desert Rose )
A succulent houseplant with thick stems and leathery leaves. It is related to, and usually grafted onto an oleander plant. Flowers are white with reddish pink rims. Often blooms twice in a year. Feed cactus food every 3 weeks from spring to fall. In nature it often develops very odd shapes with highly swollen lower stems.  - backyardgardener

I have two of these from the Leu Gardens plant sale over the years.  The winter this year really took a toll and I need to research what to do to make them flurish again.

The University of Florida Extention has some great information and I think this weekend I'm going to replant them and see what I can do.

2 comments:

Hannah Braden said...

They're beautiful! I need to liven up my porch now that it's warming up. The winter took a toll on my orchids as well...

Mme Paulita said...

my orchids have been like WTF? Inside, outside...