DESERT ROSE – BONSAI. The flowers of Adenium are perhaps the showiest of all succulents. BEAUTY SPOT The Desert Rose is drought resistant. Adenium Obesum or Desert Rose (Apocynaceae family) is a species of spectacular succulent native to tropical Africa and Arabia. The plant is a spreading succulent bush, two metres in height, with a thick, fleshy, twisted globose base that tapers gradually upwards, may be rigid and upright, with rather weak and spreading, short branches. The leaves are fleshy deciduous, crowded at the top of the branches. The curious form of the plant is further enhanced by some of the showiest flowers of all succulents, often borne in masses over a long season. The flowers are pale pink to deep red on the petal margins, always fading to near white towards the throat. The throat (floral tube) is white, sometimes with faint red nectar guide. The flower size averages about 6-7 cm (two inches) in diameter, but this is quite variable among clones. The Adenium is well adapted for growing in pots. Young plants of this variety have a small, ovoid caudex (woody base), and old specimens have large caudexes. Old plants, without any training, look like a bonsai. Despite their beauty and ease of culture, Adeniums are not nearly as popular as one might expect. Perhaps they simply haven’t received the exposure they deserve. Adeniums are drought-enduring and can survive for two months or more without being watered. Over flooding of the pot while watering may lead to rotting of the stem base and roots. The Adenium obesum is potentially semi-evergreen: if kept warm and well watered, plants will grow and often flower through the winter. Under such conditions they undergo only a brief leaf-drop and dormancy, usually a few weeks in spring or early summer. They are seldom attacked by insects, pests or micro-organisms. WE MAKE PHYTO SANITARY CERTIFICATE. Feedback is very important to us. Get Vendio Gallery – Now FREE! The item “NEW ADENIUM OBESUM DESERT ROSE MIXED OF TYPE10000 SEEDS FREE SHIPPING FRESH” is in sale since Tuesday, December 01, 2015. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Perennials”. The seller is “adenium_bonsai” and is located in Muang Chantaburi, Chantaburi. This item can be shipped worldwide.