I rescued this plant from Walmart and it is my new favorite houseplant. Walmart had these standing in water! They were looking so bad. I just had to save one of them. It has already bloomed 3 times this year!
If you are looking for a new houseplant and have a good, sunny window, these are awesome.
Desert Rose is Awesome!
Lovely Adenium! I've killed so many Adenium's over the years by leaving them out in the rain ... Grrrr! I have three small plants now and so far this year they've done well. Mine stay outside on the deck in full sun.
There is a Caudiciforms forum here on DG:
You will find much information and plenty of other enthusiasts! - Lynn
Thanks, Lynn...I'm trying to pollinate my plant with info I learned there. Looks like I'm going to have more Desert Roses. LOL.
Hadn't seen this plant before but when I saw your pic I knew I had to have it. Couldn't find any to buy so bought some seeds on eBay (5 different varieties), planted them a few days ago and they are now beginning to sprout. Can't wait until they look like yours.
I just got 4 seeds of black-red from a trade. How did you plant yours? Which is the top of the seed?
I just put them in water to soak, hoping something pops out of either end of the little stick. They started swelling, so I am hopeful. Following the link to the other forum
I never put my DR seeds in water, I soak the dirt and let it drain, just lay the seed down and barely cover with dirt, should sprout in a few days.
I just bought one of these from Wal-Mart's Garden Center this week. It was saturated with water from being left out in the rain but it is sure a pretty one!
Gee I was just in my Wal-Mart, they had worn out tulips but that was all, they were so wind blown they were pitiful.
I found the Desert Rose out in the Garden Center. Check Lowe's and/or Home Depot because I believe I've seen them in there. If they don't have any right now, I'm sure you're find them in the next months.
I agree with Susan.
I've even seen Walgreen's selling them from time to time.