Native to Africa, Desert Rose has a large, swollen stem designed for storing water. This unusual plant produces large, trumpet shaped flowers usually in pink or red when grown under the right conditions. Desert Rose requires lots of bright, direct light and infrequent watering to stay happy and healthy. The plants can be placed outdoors in summer, but do not like temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The plants will flower indoors, especially when a bloom boosting fertilizer is used. Desert Rose makes a good specimen plant and is predisposed to becoming a bonsai.
Desert Rose start conversations because of their architectural marvel: the large, thick stump tapering to a small cylinder with some leaves and trumpets of flowers. These plants are incredibly easy to care for because they are in the cactus and succulent family which take a lot of light with infrequent water. A potting mix with sand that's designed to drain quickly is the ideal mix to use for transplanting.
Plants are potted in 6" diameter containers and range from 6" to 14" tall. May or may not have buds, come in red or pink.