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Desert Rose

Desert rose is a low-maintenance succulent that produces dozens of trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of pink, rose, or white in the summer. Like many succulents, it needs conditions that are bright, warm, and dry. Since desert rose is sensitive to temperatures below 40 degrees, it’s usually grown in containers that can be brought inside when temperatures drop. Take care not to overwater, since too much can lead to root rot. Over time, your desert rose can reach four or five feet tall and the lower portion of the trunk will widen and swell.


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