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hopeful
Oct 21, 2016 1:07 PM CST
Can you plant the desert rose in just a crushed stone with out potting soil. Actually it is a bonsai mix without the soil.
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greene
Oct 21, 2016 1:16 PM CST
Don't grow this plant myself but on NGA we have an entire forum dedicated to the desert rose:
http://garden.org/forums/view/...

I will give a shout out to @Rainbow to bring attention to your question.
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Rainbow
Oct 21, 2016 1:50 PM CST
Thank you, @greene!

Welcome to NGA, Hopeful! Welcome!
I have tried growing adenium seedlings (desert rose) in gritty, soil-less mix, but wasn't happy with it. The plant needs to be fertilized with every watering, otherwise it will be stunted. However, if you want to keep the plant compact, then the gritty mix would be okay. If you live in a hot dry climate, you would have to water once or twice a day.

Hope this helps. Please feel free to ask more questions in the Adenium forum. Angel

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