Monday, September 7, 2009

dazzling desert rose aka adenium

Adenium is an evergreen succulent plant ideal for a houseplant. What strikes you is a pot full of twisted gnarled stems with red and pink flowers. It's an owner's delight. It needs full sun but less water, and turns out fab. I'm looking for the deep pink and the red ones now.

13 comments:

  1. I have recently discovered your blog and added it to my blogroll.:)

    I'm also a gardening enthusiast based in the NCR region, and hope to get tips from your blog to make my green spaces better. Love your adenium!

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  2. Lovely! I can see many plants which I also have right here in Malaysia. Keep up the good work! Lets garden!

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  3. Urban Green there are so many varieties now , there is a pink and white stripe, a variegated leaf one and white ones. I go to a nursery that imports all types. When next I go I will take some pics of them.

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  4. The leaves look so healthy too. Desert Rose never fail to amaze me. Their flowers are so bright and beautiful. Happy gardening!

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  5. @Stephanie: Yes, very true. The blossom brightens my day. Every healthy flower that grows in my container garden gives me a lot of joy.

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  6. @Helen: Sure, it'll fabulous to look at those pictures...

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  7. @Blossom: We have a lot in common...so every time I see a new flower or a plant on your blog, am going to go look for it :)

    @Dreammaker: Welcome! I'm glad you found me. I visited your blog (house2home) and saw the beginnings of a garden. Reminded me of how I made a start. Keep posting, we'll see you around.

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  8. What a big, bright, pretty bloom!

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  9. Lovely tropical bloom! I am following your blog. Thanks for visiting mine.

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  10. Hi, I had just visited your wonderful blog. Truly you have a nice collection of plants.

    I still have this desert rose but they are very difficult to take care. I marvel at your bloom and the foliage so green.
    Good luck in finding the rest of the various colours. Here in my place, Desert Rose are very expensive.

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  11. Red Desert Rose is a really lovely colour to have. And yes, it's a sun-loving plant. it's expensive in the nurseries if you choose one that has a gnarled, mature look.

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  12. @Sue: Thanks a tonne.
    @IGW: Thanks for following my blog. I hope you enjoy my posts.
    @James: I'm glad you like my blog. Hope to see you around.
    @Keats: True, it's a beautiful color. Desert rose is much in demand here, so the prices have shot up significantly lately especially the colors am looking for...

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  13. That is a gorgeous flower! I truly wish my indoor plants had more sun available -- our windows are just all in the wrong places!

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