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Adenium (Obesum) - Plant

Adenium (Obesum) - Plant

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  • Comes with a self watering pot
  • 3-7 Days Delivery
  • Organic
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Dive into the captivating world of Vermi Organics, where the Adenium (Obesum) plant, also known as Desert Rose, takes center stage with its striking appearance and resilient nature. This succulent shrub, native to arid regions of Africa and the Middle East, enchants with its vibrant blooms and unique caudex. Join us as we explore the intricacies of the Desert Rose, uncovering its beauty and the secrets to successfully cultivating this desert gem.

About: Adenium (Obesum), belonging to the Apocynaceae family, is a succulent known for its distinctive swollen trunk, often referred to as the caudex. Native to regions with arid climates, such as the Sahel region of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, the Desert Rose has adapted to thrive in challenging conditions. Vermi Organics brings you the opportunity to cultivate this exceptional plant, allowing you to witness its remarkable beauty in your own space.

Benefits: Beyond its ornamental value, the Adenium (Obesum) offers practical benefits. Its ability to store water in its caudex allows it to withstand periods of drought, making it a resilient choice for water-wise gardens. The Desert Rose's vibrant flowers, ranging in color from white and pink to red, add a burst of color to landscapes and bring joy to enthusiasts.

Type of Plant (Indoor or Outdoor): The Adenium (Obesum) is primarily an outdoor plant, thriving in full sunlight and well-draining soil. While it can endure hot and dry conditions, it requires protection from frost. In regions with colder climates, it can be grown as a potted plant indoors and moved outdoors during warmer seasons.

Care: Caring for the Desert Rose involves providing well-draining soil, ample sunlight, and occasional watering. Its succulent nature allows it to tolerate dry periods, but regular watering during the growing season promotes optimal growth and flowering. Pruning can be done to shape the plant and encourage branching.

Common Names: The Adenium (Obesum) is known by various common names, reflecting its characteristics and regional associations. In addition to Desert Rose, it may be called Sabi Star, Kudu, or Mock Azalea, among others.


  • Height: 1 to 3 feet (can vary based on the variety)
  • Caudex Diameter: 6 to 12 inches (or more, depending on age)
  • Flowers: Showy, trumpet-shaped blooms with five petals, occurring in clusters
  • Foliage: Glossy, dark green leaves arranged in a spiral pattern
  • Growth Habit: Shrub-like, with a distinctive swollen trunk (caudex)

Special Features: The Desert Rose's special features lie in its unique caudex and vibrant flowers. The swollen trunk not only stores water but also adds sculptural interest. The trumpet-shaped flowers, occurring in various colors, create a stunning contrast against the glossy green foliage.


  • Ornamental Landscaping: Adorn your outdoor landscape with the Desert Rose as a focal point, accentuating gardens, rockeries, or arid-themed landscapes.
  • Potted Plant: Cultivate Adenium (Obesum) as a potted plant, adding a touch of exotic beauty to patios, balconies, or indoor spaces in colder climates.
  • Bonsai: Embrace the art of bonsai by training the Desert Rose into a miniature tree form, showcasing its caudex and artistic appeal.
  • Medicinal Uses: In some traditional practices, parts of the Adenium plant are used for medicinal purposes, although caution is advised, and any usage should be guided by knowledgeable practitioners.
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