Know your plant
The Desert Rose plant (Adenium obesum) with its vibrant displays of 2″-3″ inch flowers in shades of red, pink, white, and yellow are show stoppers. For best results keep plants in high light for 6 hours or more per day, all through the summer. The Adenium desert rose makes for colorful, dramatic potted specimen for patios and decks during summer.
If you like dramatically gorgeous plants requiring very little in the way of care, you cannot go wrong with Adenium Obesum – the most common Desert Rose plant.
This carefree succulent boasts an unusual trunk (caudex) shape coupled with bunches of beautiful, colorful, trumpet-shaped flowers in a wide variety of colors and color combinations.
The soil should be moist, not wet, and there should be no standing water. Use a well-drained soil and allow the soil mix to dry out thoroughly before watering again. If you plant directly into the landscape, be certain to position your Adenium on a bit of an incline so the water can drain off after heavy rains.