Adenium obesum is a succulent member of the Oleander family. It originates in East Africa, from regions where it rains frequently in the summer, but is very dry in winter. It blooms in the early spring, and again in the fall. The Desert Rose needs a nice dry soil mix, similar to an orchid bark mixture, or cactus mix, and the soil should become completely dry between waterings. Great as a stand alone plant in a clay pot where it can be displayed and grown for many years. A beautiful addition to a succulent collection.
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