What is my houseplant buddy’s name?

Hi Judy,
I live on the upper west side of NYC and have had this plant for 25 years, sometimes it thrives, other times not so well. It has become my buddy and it is suffering through my apartment’s renovation. I know nothing about what type of plant it is nor what is the best pot or soil type to place it in.

Hi Fred,


Your plant buddy is called a Desert Rose. A Desert Rose Plant is a type of Caudiciform or “fat plant” because of its thick bulbous base. Here are some care tips that might help you.