Nuffnang Ads

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Growing Desert Rose Or Adenium Obesum In My Garden.

A good friend asked me whether I wanted some Red Flower Adenium Obesum or Desert Rose seedlings and I eagerly said yes! I had wanted to grow one because of the beautiful flowers. 
 This is my Red Desert Rose or Adenium Obesum plant.
 I received these 2 seedlings from my friend and I planted them into polystyrene cups. Thank you, Patricia for blessing me with these plants.
As they grew bigger, I transferred them into bigger pots.
 At present, my Desert Rose plant is almost 2 feet tall. It looks tall and skinny. It has thick stems and branches. Growing Desert Rose is new for me.
The 2nd plant has been pruned because the leaves were infested. I realized that I should have pruned it shorter but it is too late now as new leaves are now growing. So I will just leave them be for the time being. It is now about 1.5 feet tall. 
It is a succulent plant with oval shaped leaves. The leaves of my plant are about 4 inches long and 1.5 inches broad. They are thick and leathery.
Desert Rose needs sunlight to grow well and to bloom beautifully. It is drought tolerant.
Desert Rose is a beautiful and popular plant. It grows well in well drained soil. I watered them once a day and feed them fertilizer twice a month.
The sap of the plant is poisonous. Keep them out of reach of little children and pets.

The flowers have 5 petals.  They are in shades of red, pink with yellowish throat. I have seen flowers in many different colours in the nursery and they are very beautiful.
Mealy bugs is one of its common pest. Over watering may cause rotting. I am hoping my plants will grow well, bloom beautifully and bear their own seeds too.
Plant the good seeds of righteousness,

and you will reap a crop of my love;

plow the hard ground of your hearts,

for now is the time to seek the Lord,

that he may come and shower salvation upon you.

(Hosea 10:12, TLB)

48 comments:

  1. Wow ! Beautiful flowers :)
    Great blog and wonderful posts !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Rajiv. Have a wonderful new week!

      Delete
  2. Oh. It is called Desert Rose. I saw this flower quite common arounx my neighbourhood. My mum grows it too.

    Love its bright red colour.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Rose. There are many different colours and they are all very beautiful. Have a great new week!

      Delete
  3. It's a beautiful bloom and a good colour.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Margaret. Have a beautiful new week!

      Delete
  4. I remember this flower, my late grandfather used to have this flower...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Sharon. Have a happy new week!

      Delete
  5. looks great but in Poland probably is too cold for it

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Gosia. I think Poland is too cold for this. It needs the sun to grow and bloom well.

      Delete
  6. You nurtured it all along... you're rewarded with a beautiful plant rich in colour to enjoy. Thank you for sharing it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Daniel. Have a beautiful new week ahead!

      Delete
  7. Hello, what a lovely plant and blooms. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Eileen. Have a wonderful new week ahead!

      Delete
  8. Replies
    1. Thank you, Beena. Have a lovely new week ahead!

      Delete
  9. So that's what a desert rose looks like. It's beautiful.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Sandee. It is blooming happily because of the hot weather we are having here. Have a beautiful new week ahead!

      Delete
  10. So pretty, a new plant on me. Take care Diane

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Diane. Have a wonderful new week!

      Delete
  11. I like this plant. My mother used to have a few pots of them but I think they have all perished now. Yours are beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Mun. I am sure your mother's plants must be very beautiful too! Have a lovely week!

      Delete
  12. Replies
    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a great week!

      Delete
  13. Amazing flower dear kiss

    http://denimakeup95.blogspot.it/

    ReplyDelete
  14. They're beautiful, I was able to buy the multi-petalled variety online Nancy, they are as beautiful. Btw, your plants always look very well taken care of.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Lei. I have seen the multi-petalled ones in the nursery and they are very beautiful and they are not cheap. In this hot weather, most of the plants are struggling to keep alive. Have a lovely week!

      Delete
  15. Replies
    1. Thank you, William. Have a beautiful week!

      Delete
  16. I saw this for sale in Maui once, it was gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Tom. Have a wonderful week!

      Delete
  17. Replies
    1. Thank you, Rose. Have a fabulous week!

      Delete
  18. What a lovely name for a plant, Nancy. The blooms are gorgeous. I love the colour! ^.^

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Sharon. There are also colours too! Have a lovely week!

      Delete
  19. Beautiful flowers. At one time, it is quite popular & I have a few pots too. Sometimes back, people were saying that they are poisionous so I got rid of them. Yours are doing well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is true that the sap of these plants are poisonous. But the flowers are really beautiful!

      Delete
  20. I also regret not pruning mine earlier! The nursery I bought from said not to prune then only the base will grow bigger. Years later now, I sayang to prune as years of growing will just go to waste.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Prune or not, as long as the plant grows and bloom healthy, we are satisfied! Have a wonderful day!

      Delete
  21. Love the flowers from your garden and posts like this one!xx

    Vildana from Stalia Is BAE & Living Like V

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Vildana. Have a lovely day!

      Delete
  22. Lovely pics dear! Have a great week! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a great week too!

      Delete
  23. Oh wow, what a lovely plant. You really have a green thumb.
    I hope that you had a happy Easter.
    Hugs,
    JB

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Julia. Happy Easter to you too!

      Delete
  24. Lovely flowers, beautiful color :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Julia. Have a lovely day!

      Delete

Thank you for your visits and encouraging comments. They are greatly appreciated. Have a beautiful day.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...