Adenium Obesum 富贵花 (Desert Rose)

$28.00 incl. GST
  • Overall Height APPROXIMATELY:
  1. 32cm for Pot Size 16cm(Ø)
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DISCLAIMER

  1. The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and although look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
  2. Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
  3. Overall Height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the tallest point of the plant vertically.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Known as Fu Gui Hua 富贵花 (wealth plant) in Mandarin, it is a popular pick during the festive period because its swollen basal stem represents wealth and fortune.
  • It is believed that the bigger the basal stem is, the more prosperity will be ushered in.
  • Perfect for this festive season!
  • The Desert Rose is a favorite among botanists but in bonsai form, it is an uncommon delight.
  • Adenium is actually fast-growing and easy to grow when given the right conditions and proper care.
  • Native to East Africa and relative of the Plumeria, the Desert Rose is a small succulent tree that grows only about 8 inches tall in the wild, has fleshy leaves and forms a very bulbous base.
  • It produces exotic 2" pink and white, open-trumpet shaped flowers throughout the year in full sun.
  • Desert Roses readily adapt to container culture, making them well suited for interesting and untraditional bonsai specimens.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Use a potting mix formulated for cacti or succulents or use regular potting soil mixed with equal parts perlite or sand to ensure the soil is well-draining.
  • When repotting desert rose plants, make sure the soil is dry before gently removing the desert rose from its pot.

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FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Fertilizing is also necessary if your bonsai is to remain healthy and beautiful.
  • Since your bonsai is growing in such a small amount of soil it is necessary to replenish the soil's supply of nutrients periodically.
  • Any general-purpose liquid fertilizer will do fine and is available at most garden centers.
  • We suggest that fertilizers be used at half their recommended strength.
  • Fertilizer should be applied at least once a month except during winter.
  • Your bonsai will also respond well to foliar feeding, with a water-soluble fertilizer applied every other month as a spray.

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LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Desert rose like bright light, so a southern window exposure provides enough sun for the plants to flourish and bloom.
  • In the garden, choose a sunny location that has some protection from the noonday sun, as this can scorch the foliage

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • The watering of your bonsai must never be neglected.
  • Unlike other bonsai trees, The Desert Rose should be watered every 7 to 10 days.

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