Majestic Desert Rose with Porcelain Vessel

Majestestic Desert Rose 105 .jpg
Majestestic Desert Rose 105 .jpg

Majestic Desert Rose with Porcelain Vessel

105.00

Called desert rose or desert azalea in its native tropical eastern Africa, this odd-looking plant has twisted trunks that emerge from a bulbous, swollen root- stock resembling a giant onion. Leafless for long stretches during dry periods, it redeems itself periodically throughout the growing season with gray-green, 4 inches-long leaves and clusters of deep pink, red, or white, saucer- shaped, 2 inches flowers.

Desert rose will grow outdoors in south Florida and the southernmost parts of Texas, sometimes reaching 9 feet tallbut it remains primarily a collector's plant, typically topping out at about 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Because it won't tolerate frost or take less-than-perfect drainage, it's best grown in a pot and moved to a bright, heated room for the winter.

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