Adenium Obesum &
Adenium Obesum &
Adenium Obesum &
Adenium Obesum &
Adenium Obesum &

Adenium Obesum 'Indian Bicolour' - Desert Rose

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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: Semi - arid regions of Africa.

Light: Full/Part Sun - Category 1-3 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)

Soil: Well draining mineral - Cacti mix (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).

Postage is a flat rate of $18, spend over $149 and it's free! Live plants can only be posted directly to NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, SA. Plants can be sent to WA, NT and TAS via a plant concierge. Please see our blog on quarantine states for more information.

All plants pictured are considered an accurate representation of the plant you will receive. It represents the rough size, colour and condition. These are plants however and due to changes in climatic conditions and plant variation there will be minor differences.

We are now adding in 'Transport risk' in the product description as some plants are more delicate than others and/or find transport stressful. We will rate in terms of Low, Medium or High risk and discuss specifically to the plant in question. If this information is not provided yet please feel free to reach out via email to ask. Please also note that if plants are sent with new leaves that haven't had the chance to harden off they are susceptible to physical damage in transit as the slightest touch can cause it. 

Please note that we use 'Bugs for Bugs' regularly as a preventative control measure for pests. These predatory bugs are administered in vermiculite. This vermiculite is sprinkles onto the leaves and sometimes remains. 

We know that sometimes it's hard to get an idea of the size of the plant your are purchasing. Photos can make plants look bigger than they actually are. That's why we've made it easy. In each listing you will notice a photo with a background with lines drawn. These lines are distanced 5cm away from each other and the photographs are taken straight on with products against the wall. These photos will be the best indicator of size.