Rose of the Desert

Monday, July 06, 2015

Tadaa... here are my two heroes of the week. Placed side by side, their pretty blooms stayed on the stems for days :-D

Hot and humid weather brought out the best of Adenium obesum (Desert Rose). Since the species is native to the deserts of southern and eastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, the plant likes the heat a lot :-) 



Not much leaves on the shrub and just the ordinary single-petaled types -- yellow and variegated pink...



But lots of blooms for the past week!


I have only two big-and-old shrubs and a few small ones. They are such carefree plants and it is pity that I don't have enough space to grow more of them. Do you grow any?

Meanwhile, my red Gloxinia speciosa seems to have past its prime. I have pruned it the soil level. Here is last of the three blooms...


And I took some time to refresh one of the terrariums that are in the house. I replaced one wilting pine-like succulent with a Sansevieria trifasciata (Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law's Tongue) plant in the open one.



The closed one with ferns growing inside is doing really well, so no need to replace any plant. Just that the plants are really growing and their lifespan could come to an end soon.



Have a wonderful day!

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6 comments

  1. What a lot of nice things again here. The terrariums look like fun - exciting even :)

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    1. Hello Rita! When the weather is hot, it is nice to have some greeneries inside to keep the air fresh and me happy :-)

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  2. Yellow dessert rose? That's new to me!

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    1. They will turn from light yellow to white (on second or third day), Malar :-)

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  3. Your terrarium plants look so healthy & beautiful..

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    1. They make good conversation pieces as well :-)

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