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Adenium Obesum 'Desert Rose' Seeds

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    1 black tin of 10 Adenium Obesum 'Desert Rose' Pink Hybrid Seeds

    Adenium Obesum

    Introducing Adenium Obesum 'Desert Rose' Seeds, a succulent caudex plant with a thick trunk that produces beautiful pink and white blooms. This beginner-friendly seed is the perfect project for all gardening levels!

     About the seeds:


    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    germination time

    3-14 days




    1-2 seeds per soil pod or nursery pot

    recommended planter

    2"-4" nursery pot to start 

    time to maturity

    6 months - 1 year

    seed prep

    pre-soak | scarification | stratification | none


    greenhouse | paper towel method


    75F - 90F

    About the Plants:


    bonsai-shaped tropical succulent tree, it is a caudex plant so it has a thick trunk, and produces lovely pink and white blooms


    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    growth speed

    slow | medium | fast

    size of plant



    full sun | partial sun | shade | grow lights 


    well-draining sandy coconut coir/peat-based(cactus) potting mix


    warm | cool


    cats | dogs | no


    scale, mealybugs, spider mites


    heavy | moderate | light


    We recommend using the following to sow the seeds: 

    Once sprouts pop up, you can remove the plastic cover and ensure that the growing medium remains moist. You can start to lightly fertilize the seedlings with liquid fertilizer on a weekly basis, switching to a once-a-month basis during the growing season for adult plants.

    (Find more info on germinating seeds by going to our seed guide)

    These seeds are for the 2023 growing season.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    Cecilia Valdovinos Ortiz

    I planted this baby Tuesday and it’s Sunday and noticed a baby sprout 😭
    I used a heat map and saran wrap 🤍
    So excited to see baby grow!!

    Baby plants galore!

    These Desert Rose babies are probably my favorites that I've grown so far! They sprouted very quickly, and around 90% of them came up. They already have plump cadeuxs and I can't wait to see them keep getting bigger!

    Nice Seed

    It successfully sprouted in only a couple of days!

    James Mackay
    So Far, So Good

    First time growing succulents from seed, and of the five I planted, on a heat mat, under a grow light, two have quickly sprouted into little inch high Adeniums. Not a bad germination rate, given how tricky houseplant seeds can be. Round two just went in, so we'll see if the results hold up.

    Dan Katz
    Awesome seeds!

    Seeds arrived quickly with all the care instructions needed. 10 out of 10 germinated within a week. They are growing nicely and looking very happy!

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    • free replacements for seeds that arrive in bad condition

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    how difficult are these seeds to grow?

    Houseplant seeds are generally trickier to grow than your more common garden seed varieties- they require a specific setup and more time to sprout. You can find the difficulty for each seed variety specified under the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

    We definitely recommend following the setups outlined in our seed guide here, and you can find further details in our blog!

    how long does it take for the seeds to germinate?

    Houseplant seeds take longer than most seeds to germinate, the average time for germination is 2-3 weeks. If you're curious about the sprouting time for a specific seed variety, you can find that information in the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

    how do I grow houseplant seeds?

    All of our orders come with a basic starter guide for you to follow, but our seed guide here goes in much more detail and also offers alternative seed starter methods.

    We also include additional planting tips specific to each seed variety under the "instructions" tab of each product page. If you need extra help, don't hesitate to reach out to us at!

    my seeds aren't germinating, what do I do?

    Houseplant seeds are tricky, and sometimes certain more difficult varieties can take some practice to finally get them to sprout!

    If you're having trouble with the seeds, you're not alone. Luckily there are ways to sometimes salvage seeds by adjusting the setup- this quiz can help diagnose any issues you may have with your setup and make suggestions for how to improve it.

    You can also email us at and we can help out! If the seeds still aren't germinating, we'll send out a replacement :)