Adenium Obesum's grow both indoors and outdoors and is also known as a desert rose. Follow these few simple rules to grow a desert rose from a third-generation flower grower in this free video on flower gardens.
Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen. And in this segment we're going to talk about how to grow Adenium Obesum. Now Adenium is also known as a desert rose. And although it doesn't really grow in the desert and it's not a rose it's still a beautiful plant that you can grow indoors or outdoors. Now to grow it there's a few simple rules that you should follow. Now it's a succulent. So it likes really dry areas but yet wants some water at the same time. So it wants lots of water then really wants to dry out. So it does the best around the eaves or somewhere in a big raised bed or a rock garden where it doesn't do well in a really wet boggy area and you'll lose it right away. So to start it from seed it's really easy. And so to start an Adenium by seed there's a few steps that you should follow. So the materials that you need when you start plants from seed, some plant seeds, container, and I always like to have gravel to put on the very bottom of the pot and the top of the pot. And then some potting soil to put into the main part of the plant. So the first thing you want to do is to put some gravel into a container. So you want to make sure that the gravel comes up at least two or three inches. And for Adenium they really want good drainage. So I've actually mixed some potting soil and some dirt. So next you want to take your seeds. Just put them towards the center of your container and kind of spread them out a little bit. And then just cover them about 1 inch, just barely cover them with some soil. When you're watering your pots you don't want to use high force. You want to use a misting or just a barely, barely put some cloth on top of your pot and water through that. And that way the seeds wont just fall right out. And you can enjoy your plants for many years.