How to Grow a Desert Rose Plant 

Select a Location: Warm, sunny circumstances suit desert roses. Choose a south-facing window or sunny garden site with 6–8 hours of direct sunlight per day.


Desert roses need well-draining soil to avoid root rot. Use a cactus or succulent potting mix or mix equal parts potting soil, perlite, and gritty sand. Ensure the pot has bottom drainage holes to remove extra water.


Planting: Use a pot that's slightly larger than the root ball and has sufficient drainage. Plant the desert rose with its roots spread out at the same depth. 


Desert roses are drought-tolerant but need constant irrigation during the growing season. When the top inch of soil seems dry, water thoroughly and let excess water drain.


In spring and summer, feed your desert rose plant a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 2–4 weeks. Fertilize less in fall and winter when the plant is dormant.


Pruning: Desert roses can be pruned to shape and branch. Remove dead or damaged branches and shape the plant with clean, sharp pruning scissors. You can prune year-round, but avoid excessive pruning in winter.


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