The Adenium, better known as the desert rose, is a particularly beautiful plant. As its name suggests, it comes from the dry parts of the desert in East and Northeast Africa. There, the Adenium can grow up to 5 meters tall with a beautiful bare stem. Fortunately, the plant does not grow that tall at home. Striking features of the Adenium are the beautiful pink flowers, fresh green leaves and the whimsical shape of the stem.
Because the Adenium is a desert rose, it needs plenty of sunlight, preferably south-facing. If the Adenium does not get enough light, it will not bloom. Give the Adenium small sips of water regularly. The plant usually blooms until the end of July and the second flowering period is in September to October. If the Adenium grows too large, it can be partially pruned back, which is best done when it has finished flowering. If the plant develops side shoots, it is best to prune them away. This way, the plant can focus its energy only on flowering at the top. When the plant is in bloom, it needs more water than normal.
When delivered, the plant has a height of 25 to 40cm (measured incl. pot). The plant comes in pot with a diameter/diameter of 10.5cm.