pruning a desert rose
When & how do you prune a desert rose plant?
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Usually, you will not have to do this. You can prune dead growth out, or prune to take cuttings, but this is not necessary for its health. I would do this during the time that it is not actively growing or after the flowers fade.
Here is an article for more information on this plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/desert-rose/caring-for-desert-rose-plants.htm