Hi... My Desert Rose's leaves have been yellowing, then the leaves drop. Here are some details that might be useful: - I live in Zone 10, South Florida - The soil seems hard -- I can get my finger into it only a little bit - When I pull it out of the pot, the roots seem healthy/white (I am posting a picture of this) These are my questions: Is it normal for it to start dropping leaves/is it going into "rest"? Is it ever OK for the soil to be hard? If I need to repot, how much bigger does the pot need to be? Is it OK to use Scott's soil for Cacti and Succulents or can I do my own mix? What should it be? I hope someone can help me...I would hate to lose this beautiful plant! I'm thinking that if I don't get any responses I may move this thread to a different forum... Thanks!