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Adenium obesum - Desert Rose

$ 10.00

Adenium obesum is a desert-growing caudiciform that is beloved for its huge colorful blooms, which range from white to red, yellow, or even black. The plants are deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves every winter. During their growing season, they quickly regrow lots of leaves and, once mature, produce blooms up to 3" across. Adenium are a specific type of caudiciform called a pachycaul, meaning the caudex grows tall like a tree. Because of the stout trunk, they make a perfect specimen for bonsai. 


• Light: Bright, direct light
• Water: Drought tolerant. Let soil completely dry between waterings
• Considerations: Reduce watering almost completely during the winter


You'll get a healthy Adenium obesum that meets our rigorous quality standards in your choice of a 2" or 4"nursery pot. The current selection of plants are too young to know their bloom color. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.

Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!

We include shipping box warmers at no charge as needed. Got questions? Check out our FAQ!

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Martin V.
United States United States
Arrived Healthy

Looks to be in good shape no pest problems . Nice and green lost some leaves when I first watered it but all in all looks good

Theresia I.
United States United States
Desert Rose

This is a small and adorable plant.. I cant wait for it to bloom as I have lofty aspirations. I love Pistils!

Harrison d.
United States United States
Great Odenium- little plant big shock

I love my adenium obesum! However, after I unpacked and gave it a little water most of its leaves yellowed and fell off. I hope this is just shock. I’ve placed it in a sunny window and will hold back on watering for a while!

Pistils Nursery Adenium obesum - Desert Rose Review