Adenium socotranum Desert Rose Large (9"-15" tall)
(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Adenium socotranum is also known as ‘Desert Rose’. A native of Socotra island in the Indian ocean, this plant belongs to the Apocynaceae family. Its bulbous-shaped truck and twiggy branches make it identifiable. Growing up to 10 to 16 feet in height, this winter-dormant plant is one of the most beautiful succulent plants.
The growth rate of Adenium socotranum is slow, but it reaches incredible heights.
This succulent plant blooms in a lovely pink color in the early spring season.
Water and Feeding/Fertilizer
Desert rose plants do not need excess water. However, lack of water creates problems in their growth. They need weekly watering during summers.
The desert rose thrives in well-drained soil.
This variety of succulents belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11b and has a frost tolerance of 0° C (32° F).
Adenium socotranum needs full sun to grow. When planted indoors, it needs a maximum of 6 hours of bright light.
The Desert rose plant can be propagated through the cutting of branches or from seeds.
Adenium Socotranum ‘Desert Rose’ is a perfect succulent to add a decorative feel to any space. Suitable for both indoors & outdoors, this plant is a pure gem.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Early spring|
|Common Name||Desert rose|
|Frost Tolerance||Below 0°c|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||10a to 11b|
|Height||10′ to 16′ feet|
|Origin||Socotra island in the indian ocean|
|Scientific Name||Adenium socotranum desert rose|
|Shape||globular or columnar|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|