Desert Rose is definitely the plant to choose if you are looking for a decorative bonsai-like plant that requires less care than a bonsai and is extremely rewarding during the blooming season. Gardeners are usually a bit scared away from this plant, as it might seem too pretentious when it comes to the care routine, but if you follow the instructions by the book, you are guaranteed to have a flowering tree around for a long time.
Desert rose is a tropical succulent plant originally from the eastern coast of Africa. Its family has many species that will bloom and grow differently, so you can pick the one that fits your aesthetic best. It is a great addition to your garden if you live in a warm climate and a beautiful, ornamental plant if you have a sunny spot inside the house. In their natural habitat, they grow up to 16 ft tall (5 m), but when adopted in your garden, it will grow between 12 inches (30 cm) and 9 feet (3 m). They bloom during summer until late October with multiple flowers that vary in color, from pink to purple, orange, or yellow, and they shed the leaves during winter only to come back stronger in spring.