The great part about the desert rose is that it can be grown both indoors and outdoors, has a long life, and flowers twice a year. This plant is a favorite among gardening enthusiasts, and as a result, several types of hybrids have been introduced, and now it also bears flowers in many other colors apart from the red and the pink ones.
This plant can survive well in the winter provided it gets enough light, the right amount of water, and some fertilizer once in a while. If possible, keep the plant in a temperature of around 60°F for it to retain its leaves.
In the rainy season, make sure your plant is not in standing water, as it will definitely cause root rot. If possible, try to keep it indoors in the wet season to avoid such problems. Even if that’s not possible, do make sure that the plant grows in fast-draining soil, and if it is a potted plant, the pot has drain holes.
Keep the desert rose away from children and pets. The sap from this plant is extremely poisonous, and gloves are strongly recommended while handling. In case of ingestion, get medical help immediately.