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Desert Rose - Adenium obesum

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The Desert Rose gets its common name from its bright flowers, which fade from pink edges to white centres, but its species name from its plump trunk, which makes it resemble the baobab tree. This plant is one of the more unusual succulents you'll see, both in appearance and behaviour. Its glossy dark green leaves are deciduous, so don't worry if it drops them and enters dormancy if your home is cold in winter! It likes bright light and warm summers, which will increase the chance of flowering, and can be trained to handle harsh sunlight than most by getting used to it gradually through exposure.

How to care for your Aderium 

Water: Adenium obesum is drought-tolerant and should be watered sparingly. Allow the soil to dry out almost completely between watering. Overwatering can cause root rot and kill the plant. Best to bottom water. 

Light: Adenium obesum prefers bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can scorch the leaves. In low light conditions, it may not flower.

Humidity: They don't mind a little humidity but are a dry loving plant

Temperature: They enjoy warmth, about 18-20 degrees C +

Other info - 

Pot size: 11cm

Toxic to cats & dogs? YES

Air purifying? Slight