- These are not difficult plants to grow well, provided they get enough sunlight and warmth. Like all succulents, they cannot tolerate sitting in water...

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Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum) is native to southern Africa and Arabia. When planted in the ground, Adenium can grow 4 to 6 feet tall with tons of spectacular flowers. The most striking feature of this plant is its caudex which can be shaped like a sculpture. Since it is not normally a deep root plant, shallow bonsai pots are great to cultivate and show off their extraordinary-looking caudex. This species of flowering plant could well be a good one for someone starting their bonsai experience.

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Adenium - a truly stunning and large specimen. Take a number of years to get it this size and thicken up nicely. I also really love this color on the single layered flowers. I have about 250 seeds of various 'desert rose' hybrids I'll be starting shortly to train as bonsai. They should be fun and are all different colors.

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