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Icantthinkofone
Jan 28, 2018 10:40 AM CST
Can Desert Rose be grown inside and will it still make flowers ?
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BigBill
Jan 28, 2018 12:35 PM CST
Did you try researching a desert rose and what it might need?

If you have a strong sunlit window, I imagine you could get great sunlight that would produce a few flowers. Mine in Florida push out a flush of blooms in mid to late spring. That is late April through June. They flower very sporadically after that.
My winter here has been 52 degrees at night for January with daytime highs averaging 70. They get full sun that by December is low in the sky and is much less intense. Little or no flowers are produced. As days lengthen and the sun gets much stronger, they bloom.
I suspect indoors that you are going to have a great deal of trouble getting the light strong enough to support flowering.
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plantmanager
Jan 28, 2018 12:41 PM CST
I had them indoors in sunny Arizona for many years. They only bloomed sporadically, like Bill mentioned. Once they get outside they bloom much better. Is that your plant in your post?
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Name: Bill
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BigBill
Jan 28, 2018 12:47 PM CST
Hey Karen! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
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greene
Jan 28, 2018 1:42 PM CST
Looking at your avatar which is a photo used all over the internet by sellers of Adenium seeds, do you realize that an Adenium grown from seed could take up to 5 years to bloom? and you may only see one or two blooms at that.

Whether indoors or out, Adenium like to drop their leaves while they are resting for the winter so they aren't very attractive at that stage.

Given the proper conditions of sufficient light, the correct potting mix, temperature, water, etc. yes, you can grow Adenium indoors. Thumbs up
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Icantthinkofone
Jan 28, 2018 1:48 PM CST
No, that's not mine, I wish ! Actually I only have a cutting that I took off of my daughter's plant in W. P. B. I'm in North Florida and right now it would probably die if I put it outside. I have a Plumeria that I grew from a cutting which is inside now. No flowers but the leaves are growing like crazy ! I just wondered if there was some magic trick or fertilizer that would make them bloom. Thank You!
Name: Bill
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BigBill
Jan 28, 2018 2:10 PM CST
Not really! Light is the key for reliable blooming.
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