Adenium Obesum 'Indian Bicolour' - Desert RoseRegular price $16.00
A caudiform succulent that matures to bloom with the most stunning of flowers. This plant will resemble a bonsai unaided however you can also bonsai these plants very easily to shape them as you wish.
Current Pot Size: 80mm
Synonyms: Desert Rose Succulent
Origin: Native to semi - arid regions of Africa.
Light: Full/Part Sun - Category 3-4 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Well draining mineral - Soil type x (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season (please see our blog on plant food)
Watering: Don't over water, this is a succulent that likes dry spells between watering.
Maintenance: The Desert Rose can be grown as a Bonsai in a pot but can reach 1–3m tall when planted in the ground. They generally drop leaves in winter. Water sparingly while dormant, once temperatures are consistently below 10 degrees Celsius. A. Obesum will drop leaves at this stage or you can prune back at the start of winter.
Flowers: Bright sun stimulates blossom production, flowers begin to develop in early spring, and with the right amount of light, they will bloom steadily until mid-summer. At this point, blossoming may cease for 6-8 weeks during the hottest and wettest period, only to resume in the early autumn months. When the weather begins to turn cold (10 degrees Celsius or less).