Here’s an interesting and unusual house mate. Adenium obesum is a house plant known as the desert rose. It is a cactus-like succulent which could be described as beautiful when flowering. During the season it can produce large and showy flowers in shades of pink, white or red that open in long succession all summer long. One of the world’s most amazing plants, it makes a thick, fleshy trunk, swollen at the base, the spreading branches bearing dark green, thick, pointed leaves. Upright, succulent brown branches produce ovate, grey-green leaves, to 10cm long. Red, pink, or white flowers, to 4-6cm across, are borne in small terminal corymbs throughout summer, sometimes before the leaves. Height 1.5m, Spread 1m. East to South-West Africa, Arabian Peninsula.
adenium obesum, desert rose