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Adenium is also known as the desert rose plant. The plant is widely grown in the tropical regions as a bonsai plant or a container plant, owing to its ornamental features. It belongs to the Apocynaceae family, a distinct plant family of flowering shrubs. The plant is considered to be a native of Africa and Arabian Peninsula.
The Adenium is also known as the desert rose plant.
The plant is a native of African and Arabian Peninsula and is well known for its showy brightly coloured flowers.
The plant belongs to the family Apocynaceae, a distinct family of flowering shrubs.
The Adenium is fairly easy to maintain if the basic care is provided.
The plant thrives well in both indoor and outdoor setting and produces a large variety of hybrids.
The Adenium is an evergreen succulent herb whose size can vary from 1 to 3 metres in height.
The plant has spiral shaped leaves and tubular red or pink flowers.
The plant can grow well in well drained and moderately fertile soil.
The desert rose plant grows best in Orchid potting soil.
The plant prefers consistently moist soil.
In order to aid growth, mix coco-peat and perlite to the plant. They help in improving drainage and aeration.
The light requirement of the Adenium plant is quite high.
Best results are seen in the exposure of bright light. If the plant is placed in a cloudy region, it produces less vibrant flowers.
The Adenium plant has moderate water requirements.
The plant requires being watered in such a way that the soil around it never dries out.
The roots of the plant start to rot if it gets acidic content in water or the plant is kept in water for longer duration.
The plant should be preferably watered during the early morning hours.
The plant requires an application of organic fertiliser during the growing season.
The fertiliser can be sprayed on the leaves but it should not be given to the roots directly.
Avoid fertilising the plant when it needs water.
The application of fertilisers develops swollen trunks and produces more flowers.
The desert rose provides an excellent look to gardens and large containers.
The plant is also used for ornamental purposes and as a bonsai plant.