Have an Adenium? If so, it's Time to Bring Your Adenium out of Dormancy

Adeniums, known as a Desert Rose, are a favorite succulent of many in our area. Recognized for their bright, colorful blooms and their interesting growth patterns, they make a beautiful addition to your desert garden.

Moving Your Adeniums Outdoors

Now that the weather is warm and we are entering their active growing season, it is time to take your Adeniums back outside where you can water, prune, transplant and fertilize them.

Adenium Plant1. Watering

To fully wake Adeniums out of dormancy, they need a good long drink of water. These plants can be watered several times a week or even every day, depending on the soil you use.

2. Pruning

To prune this plant, start by cutting off any damaged and old portions to make room for healthy growth. You should also watch it throughout its growing season to identify any spots on the leaves that are often caused by high humidity.

Potted Adenium3. Transplanting

If you want to repot your adenium, we recommend using the following products from E.B. Stone Organics: Cactus Mix, Perlite and Pumice.

4. Fertilizing

To best fertilize adeniums, start now. We recommend Osmocote Flower & Vegetable and Sea Grow All Purpose 16-16-16, both of which can be purchased at your local SummerWinds Nursery and used according to the instructions on their labels.

To learn more about adeniums, click here to read another one of our blog posts. You can also visit your local SummerWinds Nursery and speak with one of our Trusted Garden Advisors for even more tips and help specific to your desert garden landscape and home.


Bright Pink AdeniumAbout SummerWinds Nursery

SummerWinds is a leading high-end retailer of garden and nursery products. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, SummerWinds Garden Centers, Inc. operates retail nurseries in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area, and in Silicon Valley, California, making it one of the largest independent retail nursery companies in the nation. SummerWinds appeals to both the serious and casual gardeners, with a broad selection of premium gardening products and a friendly and knowledgeable staff.