High-Waisted Pant Believer and Occasional Sharer

desertroseI have killed many a plant. Thankfully, I know I’m in good company on this one. I found this one after my relationship ended with a Green Thumb Master. I wanted to feel all empowered…and this seemed like one where I didn’t need to find a guy to save me. Except the florist who recommended me this plant. May I present you with: THE DESERT ROSE, a succulent.

Here’s what I like about it:

  • It can be in deep sunlight
  • You water it 2 times a week
  • It’s forgiving when you don’t put it in the sunlight and when you don’t water it twice a week
  • It flowers

Mine has yet to flower…because perhaps I haven’t been uber good to it…but it hasnt’ died either, so I’ll take it! This is what it WOULD look like if it flowers:


More about this easy plant:

  • Scientific name: Adenium obesum
  • It grows to be HUGE, which I didn’t realize and am slightly frightened by this idea
  • It’s tall and pretty and lovely. Here’s what it looked like in my sink the other day when I was watering it (while prepping eggplants with salt before cooking them)



Go forth! You too can keep plants alive!!


For those curious, this is the Sting song Lauren referred to: