A Desert Rose plant is a unique looking succulent plantLearn how to grow and care for succulent plants at Houseplant411.com native to the semi-arid regions of Arabia and the eastern and western parts of Africa. This plant is a type of caudiciform or “fat plant” because its thick bulbous base. When grown indoors, a Desert Rose grows 2ft-5ft in height and 1ft-3 ft in width. Desert Rose plants have beautiful flowers and sparse small leaves. The 1″-2″ saucer shaped blooms are quite a conversation piece and can be red, pink, or white. The fat, bulbous trunk of a Desert Rose Plant is partially or completely buried in the soil. This is one of my favorite indoor flowering plants because it is so unusual and thrives on neglect.
These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants