3 Gallon
Rose / Desert
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Rose / Desert

Latin Name:

ADENIUM

Plant Type:

Succulent

Description:

Fleshy, contorted trunks grow slowly to about five feet (150cm) in height

Origin:

East Africa

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

DF

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

60-85°F, 16-29°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) with a little added sand. If you want to mix your own take: 3 parts coarse sand or perlite, 2 parts garden soil, 2 parts humus (leaf mold), 1 part rinsed aquarium charcoal chips and a dusting of bone meal and limestone or a couple of eggshells (which can be substituted for limestone). Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil barely moist and if you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed only twice a year, once in April and once in July with a water soluble fertilizer.

Plant Pests:

Prone to mealy bugs and rarely scale. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Seeds and stem cuttings (let the cut end dry out first) in the spring. Propagate them in evenly moist soil, mist occasionally and keep in filtered sunlight until they are growing.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Keep warm and put a layer of small gravel at the bottom of the pot and also one inch on the top of the soil to prevent stem rot. A good plant for a pool deck or any other bright location in the summer.

Is Genus:

Yes

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