Thursday, May 22, 2014

Miniature Pink And White Adenium (Desert Rose)

Adeniums, also known as desert roses, are growing in popularity. Commonly available in a single pink flower form, newer cultivars feature double and triple blooms in a wider variety of colours. 

Adeniums are succulent shrubs from Africa and Arabia. They require at least moderate sunshine and well draining soil. Poor drainage leads to rot. 
 
I recently acquired this miniature adenium. It bloomed for the first time today.   


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Stephanie said...

This is a pretty one Trini Garden! Adenium is one of the first plants that I grow when I started to garden seriously. My friend is now facing problem with her adenium. She has been sending me messages on her rotting adenium. You are right about drainage. The plant needs to have good drainage to thrive :-)

Gunilla Bäck said...

So beautiful! I love the colours.

Ela said...

Such a gorgeous flower and beautiful color combination !
Have a happy weekend :)

Flower Freak said...

How I love blogging! It's wonderful to meet fellow bloggers from around the world and see beautiful flowers that I can only dream about. Loving your Desert Rose! Happy Gardening!

Jane Scunthorpe said...

That is one lovely flower ! I bet you can grow all sorts of fantastic things, which I can only dream about here in the rainy UK !

Judy said...

I have never heard of this flower before, but I think it is simply gorgeous!!!

Karen said...

It's a beauty!

Karen said...

It's a beautiful flower love the colour.

CJ said...

Love those bright pink edges.

Laura said...

beautiful Trini! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

pixiedusk said...

Pictures so bright & pretty! #IHeartMacro

Hannah said...

What a pretty flower, I googled them, there is a remarkable range of bloom colors, they look fun to grow.

janiceadcock said...

Very pretty.

Arija said...

Oh, what a beauty!

Felicia said...

I've never seen one of these but it is lovely. TFS.

Sand for Soil said...

I didn't know they came in miniatures. Beautiful.

HELENE said...

This is a lovely plant, but I know it as a houseplant of course, never seen it grown outside.

Kalantikan said...

Hi from the tropical Philippines. I have a few seedlings i raised from seeds, but they don't get enough light so not growing nicely. But i have one in my 5th floor in the city which is now about a foot, but am still looking for a different seedling to be grafted to it. I love the yellows and whites as the pink single is the common here, just like my stock.

Stiletto ElsieXie said...

Currently I have a collection of ten types of Adeniums and plan to cultivate them into taller and larger specimens. Over here, they bloom year round.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This is very pretty! I don't have one of these in my gardens. Will have to see if I can find these at nurseries around here.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Yes, it is amazing that so many color variations are on this one hibiscus bush. I just love it and each bloom is thrilling.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Mª Zélia said...

É uma planta muito exótica e suas flores são de um colorido intenso e um efeito lindíssimo! Tenho algumas e estou muito feliz em vê-las florescer!!!

James Missier said...

I aquired 3 small pots from my mum which they all end up dead and rotting due to overwatering.

Right now I keep them on my balcony together with my cactus and succulents and only water them once a week.

They are slow to grow but surely as long as they are alive - I don't mind.

organicgardendreams said...

Adenium is a new plant to me. It certainly has a lovely flower. Thanks for sharing it on your blog!
Christina