Adenium obesum - Desert Rose
Now that I know you are all so wonderfully friendly...I think this is the right place to ask questions about Desert Rose?
I was given a desert rose as a gift last fall. It lived inside, in the sun, and broke my heart when it lost all it's leaves. Of course it bounced back beautifully in the spring and has produced the most glorious blooms.
But I am so confused...
As with any new plant, I read as much as I can find, so that I know how to treat it. But with desert rose, the information is profoundly conflicting.
Some say to treat it as a succulent...little water and little fertilizer. Others say to treat it like a tropical...heavy on the water and fertilizer. Which is right?
I have tried both, and the plant just seems to keep on keeping on, without much reaction to a change in care?
I really would like it to grow old with me, so I would greatly appreciate any words of wisdom.