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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 6 reviews
So much fun!

I found Plantflix when I Googled monstera seeds to buy as a fun winter project and now it's become a bit of an addiction buying more and more seeds! I planted coleus, eucalyptus & this desert rose 5 days ago and I've got so many babies coming up today! It's so exciting checking my seedling shelf every morning. Plantflix has fast shipping, the packaging is SO cute. Plus all the great information on the blog & videos on tiktok/YouTube. I've got even more seeds I want to try on my wishlist once I have more open space on my heat mats. The subscription boxes also look really fun! This is the first time I've ever tried growing seeds so if I can do it, you can too. (warning: you might become addicted)

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.

when you order with us:

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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 :)