This beautiful flower grows on a lush, beautiful bush in my neighbor’s front yard. The other day I asked for permission to photograph the coffee tree in their front yard, and when permission was granted, I snapped this pic as well. We have one of these flowers in our yard, too. It is about 18 inches tall. I am never going to get to see it grow taller because I am certain it won’t fit in my suitcase, or survive the 30 days transport to Washington State with our household goods.
The Desert Rose, Adenium, is native to Southern Africa and Arabia, but is a very popular house plant in temperate regions. It thrives on small amounts of moisture, much like a cactus and is a good house plant for under attentive caretakers. That means if I can find one in Washington, I might actually be able to grow it!