Desert Rose: A beautiful and resistant plant for your pot or garden
The desert rose is a flower that has been very successful due to its unique beauty and many people dream of having it in their backyard. And if you are one of those people who love desert roses, in this article you will learn how to care for a desert rose with the best gardening tools and also understand a little more about what a desert rose is.
Do you know what a desert rose is? Well, the desert rose is a flower originally from South Africa and is part of the Apocynaceae family, reaching up to 4 meters in height and 1.5 meters in width when grown in its natural environment.
This type of flower adapts easily to tropical countries, after all, they are plants from very hot areas. And in its shape, the stem is thicker at the base because the flower from desert areas needs structure to withstand enough wind and reserve water. This shape makes the desert rose to resemble a small tree with visible roots, it looks beautiful in the vertical garden too.
Desert rose flowers (even artificial flowers) can be found in different colors from shades of white, pink, lilac, red and wine, to the exotic black desert rose.
How to care for desert roses?
Do you have desert rose seeds, but don’t know exactly how to care for a desert rose? So, see our tips below on how to care for a desert rose to make your garden even more beautiful with its desert rose seeds.
The desert rose needs a lot of water to develop well, however, it is important that the soil is not too wet. So, when planting your desert rose seeds, choose pots that drain the water well.
Before placing the desert rose seeds in the plant pots, line the bottom with stones and with TNT so that the roots do not leave the pot. Since the desert rose is a semi-arid climate plant and is used to being quite hot, the ideal substrate for planting desert rose seeds should contain a mixture of earth, coarse sand, and earthworm humus.
As has already been said, desert roses are plants originating from environments with low humidity and very hot, so when planting your desert rose seeds it is important to leave it in a place where the plant gets plenty of sun and that the minimum temperature is not less than 14ºC. Try to place it next to the window, as next to the sofa, on a coffee table, sideboard, or even rack.
Ah, if you like it, it is worth decorating your kitchen complete with the famous desert rose. The colors are beautiful and brighten up the environment. Just make sure it gets good lighting.
Watering for desert rose
It is important not to put too much water on your desert rose, so you prevent the plant’s roots from rotting. So, if you have desert rose seeds and decided to plant them, it is interesting to keep the soil always moist, but without being soaked, so to know if your desert rose needs watering, just observe if the soil is moist and dry. You can use the help of a hose or watering can wet the soil.
Desert rose cultivation
If you want to have that very specific type of plant with the thick trunks, it is important that you have the garden tools to make the proper cultivation of desert rose seeds, however, if you prefer the desert rose it can also be grown by piles. A very important observation is that always when pruning or replanting the desert rose, do not forget to wear gloves, after all, the plant has an extremely toxic sap.
How to know the color of the desert rose
If you want a specific color for your plant like the black desert rose, for example, it is important to know where it came from and how it was grown. If the plant was grown inside a greenhouse and the pollination was done with two identical plants and there was no insect pollination, chances are great that you will get the desired color.
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