Adenium plant, not flowering (Reason & Solutions)

Adenium plant, not flowering (Reason & Solutions)
Adenium flower

Adenium plant

Adenium is also known as desert rose plant as they love the dryness in nature and will grow best in the summer season, so the main question is how to get maximum flowers on adenium plant with the best soil mix.

Adenium flowering season

Mainly Adenium show maximum flowering in the summer season as it is a sun-loving plant also known as the desert rose but we can get flowers in all season we just have to take extra care and give suitable condition to our desert rose so that it can give maximum flowering and produce seed pod, let us discuss how to work on it and always maintain the healthy adenium.

adenium plant

Healthy adenium Plant

The most important thing to remember is how to maintain a healthy adenium plant as only healthy adenium will produce a maximum no of flowers. So always give less amount of water and also we must have well drainage soil in the pot, so that required amount of water is being absorbed by adenium and excess water drain out of the pot, also the pot must have more than 3 holes for the better drainage system.

Pot selection

Pot selection also plays a very important role in getting maximum flowers in adenium plants as small pots generally lack nutrients in the soil easily and big pots hold nutrients in the soil for longer periods adenium plants get bigger in big pots which hold more nutrients in it. Yes, it can grow easily in smaller pots but if our purpose is to get maximum flower then a minimum 10 inches size pot is good for our adenium plant.

Proper Fertilizer

The proper and right amount of fertilizer makes the adenium plant happy and we can get maximum blooming, in fertilizer we can give both chemical and organic fertilizers as both fertilizers will do best after the end of the winter season adenium loves the intake of fertilizer.

adenium plant

Fertilizers for Adenium Plant

1. Chemical fertilizer:

  • This fertilizer will boost the speed of producing flowers in adenium,
  • We can give potash-rich fertilizer and bone meal powder fertilizer,
  • DAP will do best in the production of a good amount of flowers.
  • N.P.K. 19:19:19 will also work but it will help the adenium in overall development so giving N.P.K. once every 45 days can make our adenium healthy and caudex will also grow more thicker.

2. Organic fertilizer:

  • Organic fertilizer will make the soil good and the health of adenium will also increase and will make the adenium give maximum flowers,
  •  It can be the right choice to use organic fertilizer but the result will take time,
  • Generally, gardeners use more mixture of chemical and organic fertilizers, 
  • This can be good for us but if an excess chemical is added to the soil then the adenium plant may function improperly and may result in no flowering,
  • Organic Fertilizers include (vermicompost, cow dung, goat dung, rabbit dung, leaf compost, etc.).

How to water the Adenium plant

Giving water to the adenium is very tricky as the adenium requires very little water. But if we don't give water to the adenium then we can see the wrinkles on the caudex this is the indication of less water given to the adenium plant and this will lead to no flowering on adenium, so always giving the right amount of water to get maximum flowers on adenium.

adenium plant

Sunlight Requirement

Sunlight is the key to getting the maximum number of flowers on adenium, as the adenium plant will get maximum flowers only if the plant gets enough sunlight and the summer season is best to get maximum flowers, it can produce flowers in the winter season if kept in sunlight for more than 12 hours

Proper sunlight make adenium produce lots of flowers and as we get flowers we can do hand pollination to get adenium seeds and can have our own seed pot, we can grow adenium seedling in the summer season and in the rainy season.

adenium plant seedling

Best Soil mixture for Adenium plant:

Adenium plants love the desert type of soil as this soil mix doesn't hold water for longer periods of time which means we have to include sand in our soil mix.

So the Percentage of soil will be:-

  • Sand: 50%
  • Soil: 20%
  • Fertilizer: 20%
  • Cocopeart: 5%
  • Brick pieces: 5%


Adenium plant is a summer-loving plant also known as the desert rose giving less water with proper fertilizer will make our adenium healthy and will get maximum flowers on adenium plant. Keep adenium plants away from heavy rain (keep indoors).

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