Adenium socotranum desert rose - Planet Desert
Adenium socotranum desert rose - Planet Desert
Adenium socotranum desert rose - Planet Desert
Adenium socotranum desert rose - Planet Desert

Adenium socotranum desert rose

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Adenium socotranum desert rose

(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).

By far one of the most rare and desirable of all succulents it forms in age more of a bush than a small tree (like a dwarf baobab)

Flowers: Pale to bright pink 10-13 cm in diameter. Very rarely seen flowered in collection.

Cultivation: Needs lots of light and fresh air. It will be an indoor bonsai in all but the warmest climates. Keep in a bright location in winter (minimum temperature 10° C). However, in the winter, keeping it cool gives the plant a needed rest. In summer, if possible, move outdoors to a sunny or partly shaded location. Needs little water during winter, especially when kept cool. Increase water during growing and blooming periods. The total watering needed is similar to other succulents, and it will lose leaves if overwatered. Feed monthly during spring and summer with liquid bonsai fertilizer. It has a large caudex with few short thin branches and do not need a heavy pruning after the plant's rest period as requested by other species. Eventually pruning should be kept to a minimum. The sap is poisonous, so clean hands after pruning, and avoid getting sap into open wounds.

Re potting: Root prune and re pot every two years, after the winter rest period, in a mix of 2 parts bonsai soil, 2 parts peat, and one part sand. Can tolerate being pot-bound.
Origin: Endemic from from the isolated island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean south of the Arabian peninsula and east of the Horn of Africa


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Andrew T.
United States United States
Love it

Great. Arrived with all leaves and in perfect condition

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Mary J.
United States United States

The experience was fine, the product was too small, trunk was too soft, and it arrived, badly bruised. I. Was very disappointed.

United States United States
Great customer service!

When I received this plant it came damaged due to shipping (Not their fault at all). I contacted them and they were very fast and prompt. I received another plant and I love it! The take very good care of their plants! The roots are healthy and even though it’s dormant it is very healthy and has a nice caudex. I would recommend if your looking for a cute tree like plant.

Robert .
United States United States
No leaves!

Very disappointed!!! Came with no leaves. For $27, one would think that it would have! Came with this note...” No leaves do to dormancy ” I have no idea if this is the case. I have left a message, with no response! Going to repot and hopefully dormancy is the case, and there is some sort of progress, if not I’m contemplating whether or not to purchase from this company again!

Planet Desert Adenium socotranum desert rose Review
Planet Desert

Hi Robert, I understand your concern. These plants go dormant during the cold weather. It should start growing new leaves during the warm season. But no worries, we always stand behind the quality of our products. That is why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Since this is not a defective plant, I will be glad to send you a return label and I will be happy to issue a refund for your purchase. Please let me know if this works for you. Thanks, Mark

Agnes N.
United States United States
Perfect little tree

I collect Adeniums, and this was the healthiest little tree I've ever received in the mail with a perfect packaging.. I will come back for more. Thank you