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flowers garden indigenous

Adenium Obesum (Desert Rose)

I developed a love for Desert Roses when I was studying in Australia. I recall buying my first one at a flea market for just $5, it was blooming and just looked so beautiful and unusual. I started collecting then when I returned to South Africa and I’ve had great success having harvested seed from my 3 year old Adenium, with the majority of the seeds sprouting.

It’ll be interesting to see what colours come out of these, as the one I

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flowers succulent

Desert Rose in bloom

This is one of my all-time favourite plants.  It sits quietly in the garden all year round and then shoots out these spectacular flowers in June/July.  It is a member of the succulent family (Adenium obesum), is very easy to grow and requires little to no attention.  In the wild it can grow up to six feet and develops a thick, fleshy trunk.

Desert Rose in bloom
Desert Rose in bloom