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Desert Rose (Adeniums)


January 25, 2023


Searles Gardening Team

Adeniums, commonly known as Desert Roses are stunning when in flower. They love hot, tropical climates growing ideally in full sun and rich, well drained soil. 

Adeniums can also grow well in at least half a day sun up against a house or on a patio. Generally they are hardy plants although can be rather sensitive to incorrect watering. Too little and they will stress out and drop their leaves/flowers, too much and their roots will rot in the soggy soil. Alter your watering regime when you experience extremes of temperature and weather conditions.

Many growers have difference in opinion on what potting mix to plant into, but if you follow the rule of choosing a well drained and aerated mix with a premium slow release fertiliser your adenium plants will grow happily and flower well. Many of our followers have had great success mixing a ratio of half Searles Cacti & Succulent Specialty Mix with half Searles Premium Potting Mix