Adenium commonly called Desert Rose originated in Africa, specifically in the desert, hence the common name.

The original plant bore basically a pink or white single flower made up of 5 petals with a yellow centre on a swollen trunk. 

However, the Desert Rose was subsequently crossbred and new varieties were formed in various shades including pinks, whites, reds, pink and white and red and white.  Thailand and Indonesia have raised and grown some awesome bicoloured varieties that have spread across the world.

Plant Desert Rose in well-drained sandy soil in full sun. It is best suited as a potted plant.

Desert Rose gives out a white milk sap if the leaves are broken, avoid touching your skin or face with it.

Until next week, Happy Gardening.

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