I finally got a Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum) from Lowe's.
March 29, 2013 - Desert Rose
After doing lots of research on the gritty mix, I gathered some stuff together and made a batch. I washed off the old dirt.
Then I repotted the Desert Rose and lifted the caudex as well.
So fingers crossed that it responds to the gritty mix. I just hope the plant is patient with me as I figure things out. What I absolutely love about this plant is how the suggestion is to lift the caudex every time you repot, to keep exposing the thicker roots every time until you get this big pile of roots.