The Desert Rose grows typically in arid areas of Africa like Uganda, Tanzania and Madagascar. It also does well here in Ghana and other humid areas as well as in the middle East. Although it responds well to frequent watering, it really doesn’t require too much watering and can withstand harsh and dry conditions. With frequent watering, you will need to have good drainage as this flower does not do well in standing water. Similar to tropical Orchids, root rot may occur if the flower gets too much water that doesn’t drain off.
I have about three of these growing in my garden and I really love them. It’s been about a year since I planted the one seen in this photo:
Over here in Ghana the Desert rose flowers all year round. The flowers stay up to a couple of weeks before falling off and making way for new buds.