Desert Rose Plants
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My desert rose has been dorment since the end of summer. It is spring now and it has not bloomed and one of the branches it’s sof

Zone 63368 | jane moss added on April 6, 2017 | Answered

t. Can it be saved by pruning?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 7, 2017

Check the branches. Do they snap or break off?
Scratch the bark. Live stems will show green.
Desert Rose are hardy in zones 10-11.
Are you growing in these warm zones? If you are in a colder region, this plant will not winter over outdoors.
Here are some links with more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/desert-rose/caring-for-desert-rose-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-scratch-test.htm

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