Desert Rose Bonsai

The Desert Rose Bonsai has been on my to-do list for quite some time now. I thought Mother's Day would be the perfect time to release such a beautiful and meaningful arrangement. 

 

I must say, learning the story behind each and every bloom is one of the best parts of designing for me. It allows me to learn things I have never known, and also brings me closer to the bloom itself. This only makes the designing part much more interesting. 

 

 Materials Needed

- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.

  • Forest Green or Sage Green

  • White or color of your choice

Other Materials 

 

Other Materials 

  • 18 and 24 gauge wires
  • 1.25 crochet needle 
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Newspaper
  • Lime Green Paint
  • Colorit watercolor marker brush or other watercolor paints in two shades of one color.
  • Stones, moss, or soil to fill the pot

- Allene's Draping Liquid (Mix with water) This is optional.

- Light green floral tape 2 Rolls

 

 

Adenium Obesum (Desert Rose) Fun Facts

  • Did you know this beautiful plant is actually succulent?
  • The Chinese named this plant the “flower of wealth”, believing it brings good fortune and the caudex (swollen stem base) represents fertility. 
  • The Desert Rose is a slow-growing plant (growing less than 12 inches per year)
  • Unfortunately, this beauty, Adenium is also known as Desert Rose is included in the list of plants considered dangerously toxic to humans, dogs, cats, and horses. The plant is known to contain potent toxins which if ingested in large amounts can turn out to be lethal.
  • The desert rose trunk swells to conserve moisture for times of drought. A nice fat trunk is an indicator of plant health. A skinny stem can indicate that the plant requires more moisture.
  • Desert Rose are sun-loving plants.