Although not actually related, these are essentially the miniature version of the incredible African Baobab trees, which are well known for their huge and dramatic silhouettes. The care for these can be a little more challenging as they need warmer temperatures and a lot of light, but we think they're well worth the effort!
Pot size: 12cm
Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.
|A few hours of morning or afternoon sun each day - watch out for scorched foliage at the hottest points of the day.
||As much light as possible - winter sun is not as strong.
|Water when the soil is completely dry, usually once or twice a month in the growing season.
||Do not water at all when the plant goes dormant in the winter months.
|Need warmer temperatures - a windowsill or conservatory in the summer would be perfect.
||Very sensitive to low temperatures - must be kept away from cold windowpanes and draughts.
|Feed once a month in the growing season.||Do not feed in autumn and winter.|
Common Name: Desert Rose / Bottle Tree
Scientific Name: Adenium Obesum
Soil: Any cacti and succulent potting mix, or you can mix extra drainage materials into regular soil.
Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring about once every two years.
Propagation: These aren't really suitable for propagation.
Common problems: Keep an eye out for aphids and spider mites when keeping these plants indoors.
Care Tips: If you're having trouble keeping this plant warm, you can always grow it in a glass bell jar!
Fun Fact: Legends say that this tree fell from the heavens, landed upside down and began to grow this way. It's likely a reference to the way the tree looks in the winter months - the branches very much resemble a root system!
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.