The Desert Rose of Africa. One of the most desirable of the caudiciform succulents. Noted for its thick and often contorted base, these plants also have beautiful trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of pink and red. Keep moist and well fed during the growing season (when plants are in leaf) and allow to dry well between watering when dormant. Trim longer stems to encourage branching and elevate the caudex when re-potting to expose best characteristics. Ideal in a decorative container.