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Adenium plant


Adenium plant is a popular succulent plant and indoor bonsai plant. The adenium plant also called as "desert rose" and this adenium plant belongs to the Apocynaceae family. Adenium desert rose are known for unique appearance and beautiful star-shaped flower. And most commonly cultivated variety is "adenium obesum". These desert roses grow up to a height of 3 feet to 6 feet tall. And "adenium somalense" naturally tends to grow up to a height of 6 to 10 feet. 

Adenium desert rose

How to grow adenium desert rose

Adenium desert rose requires an abundant amount of care. These desert rose requires bright light and indirect sunlight. These desert rose are grow in mild hot areas.

Adenium is grown in drought area.


These adenium desert rose has attractive foliage, star shape, and their symmetrical pattern of petals that give a unique appearance. Adenium desert roses have a wide range of color shades that includes pink, white, red, and purple and some varieties have bi-color and multi-color too. The size of the flower varies from growing conditions generally adenium desert rose flowers scale 2 to 4 inches.

Adenium plant is a beautiful plant


Soil should be on the PH scale of 6.5 to 7.0. These desert rose requires well-draining soil that helps to prevent waterlogging to avoid root spoiling. A normal mixture of Bio-NPK with sand goes well for the growth of adenium.

Desert rose plant is vastu plant


Adenium desert rose are succulents that don't require more water for their growth. While watering these require a less amount of water so to ensure after watering the top layer should be dry and water shouldn't stay in the pot. It’s better to water frequently in the growing season and reduce watering in the winter season.

Adenium desert rose


Desert rose plant requires bright light and indirect sunlight. Desert rose are grow both in outdoors and indoors. In outdoor conditions, they need to be placed in a shade receiving area to avoid high temperatures.




Treat desert rose plant with Bio-NPK. Organic fertilizers such as seaweeds and composted materials are used in the growth of desert rose plants. The Desert rose plant is a slow-growing plant it only requires few nutrients. Application of steamed bone meal increase the colour of flower.


Desert rose plants propagated through stem cuttings, seeds and grafting. For stem cuttings choose a healthy mother plant. The other technique is grafting in which join a piece of scion onto different rootstock.


Pruning in this plants by cutting the infected branch helps to encourage new branching and by removing dead parts which helps in the efficient growth of this plant



Adenium plants are repotted after two years of planted. For repotting, the pot should be large and filled with well-draining soil.

Placement of desert rose

Initial stage of growth plant need 2-3 hours of sunlight. After maturity it requires 6-8 hours of sunlight.


  • Bonsai plants used in treating toothache and ulcers.
  • This helps in improving air quality by filtering toxins and pollutants.
  • They are drought-tolerant plants it can withstand dry conditions.
  • This is one of the best ornamental plant for its colorful shades of flowers and attractive swollen stem make them stand unique.

Bonsai plants filter the air and remove toxins and maintain moisture inside the home. It is also considered as wealth building vastu plant.

For more oxygen plant more trees 

Adenium-Bonsai Desert Rose

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