Fortune Flower Plant what an auspicious name! 富贵花. commonly called Desert Rose. proper name is Adenium. origin fm arabia & east africa. as its name goes 'desert', rqd min water, love the sun, & hardy. technical details can be found at toptropicals.com
very popular in the 80s as a Good Luck symbol. when flowers bloom, lottery luck seems better!
in recent yrs, bonsai experts made this shrub unique by exposing its trunk & roots! they create bonsai style. beautiful! it attracted me so much that i'm now learning, exploring & experimentaling to bonsai this beauty.
i must thank Andrew for bringing me to a big florist in the west. there i saw young desert rose bonsai at $10. also thank Stanley who brought me to a big bonsai store at turf city. there we're shocked at the sight of huge bonsai (not desert rose) at near $100k!
other traditional Good Luck Plants include Bamboo, Iron Tree, Mandarin, Money Plant, Pine, Pomegranate, & Thai Get-Rich Tree. never keep cactus, it'll disturb your thinking power (not what movie/tv shows dramatised that will keep off evil); & chilli plant that will cause asthma.
enjoy your day. Happy Fortune Folks!