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desert rose

Adenium obesum 'Olivia'

desert rose

Availability: to order from summer 14cm pot

Product description

  • Position: prefers a sunny windowsill
  • Soil: fertile: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 35cm (including pot)
  • Pot covers:choose a 16cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot.

    Originating from semi-arid regions, this desert rose is a beautiful and unusual addition to our house plant range. Its succulent stem has a swollen base and is clothed in grey-green leaves - although these may be shed in the winter. It is for the showy pink and white flowers however that 'Olivia' is most highly prized. These will often appear in two flushes each year, and each one can grow up to 5cm in diameter. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Grow in freely draining compost in a bright spot that has some protection from direct sun during the hottest part of the day. Water moderately during growing season, but keep on the dry side during the winter.