Adenium Obesum Desert Rose

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  •  Adenium Obesum also known as Desert Rose, is a striking plant with swollen stems and deep succulent red flowers.

     The plant is deciduous in cooler winters, but it can be kept in leaf provided there is sufficient warmth and light water. There is no part of these plants that doesn’t command interest, from the dramatically swollen stems on older plants to the bright flowers to the tight clusters of narrow, green leaves.

     All of the plants will be shipped bare root.

    See about my blog: How to care for Adenium Obesum Desert Rose
  •  Full sun. Perfect for a sunny window.

      Average water needs, water regularly, do not overwater.

     From woody stem cuttings.

     Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.

     Can be grown as an annual. Suitable for growing in containers
  • USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
  • Your plant will be meticulously bubblewrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Most 2" plants are shipped in their original plastic pot with soil. Fragile and big 4" plants are shipped bareroot to ensure their safety. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging. We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.

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John M.
United States


GREAT and service is ALWAYS top level.

Kathleen D.
United States United States

Happy succulent!

Within a week the leaves have all spread out and it’s already thriving.

Annette B.
United States United States

Desert Rose

Plant came in beautiful condition. It is thriving.

Skylar S.
United States United States

Desert rose plant

The shipping was very fast and my plant it doing great! :) I love how it looks and I’m excited to grow it into

Skylar S. verified customer review of Adenium Obesum Desert Rose
Heather J.
United States United States

Awesome experience

I received my plant very fast, the packaging was very protective. The dirt was completely separate so there was no mess. The plant was in excellent condition and already has some new growth. Not a single part of the part was in poor condition. It was completely healthy with excellent roots. It was exactly as pictured. I highly recommend this! I will likely be buying more soon.

Heather J. verified customer review of Adenium Obesum Desert Rose