Trichodiadema densum
Trichodiadema densum
Trichodiadema densum
Trichodiadema densum
Trichodiadema densum
Trichodiadema densum
Trichodiadema densum
Trichodiadema densum

Trichodiadema densum African Bonsai

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Trichodiadema densum appears similar to a cactus but it is not one. It belongs to the Aizoaceae family. The common names of the succulent are African Bonsai and Miniature Desert Rose. This succulent is characterized by a mat-forming growth with thick fleshy foliage. Stiff hairs grow on the leaves while the stem is woody. This summer-dormant plant is native to South Africa, the Bonsai African grows to a height of about 4 inches or 10 cm.

Growth Rate

This is a slow-growing succulent.


Trichodiadema densum bonsai flowers in late winter. The flowers are vivid carmine-pink colored. 


The Trichodiadema densum watering needs are - regular watering but lighter than other plants during the winter and spring. Reduce watering in summer.


Keep the soil for the succulent well-drained. Sandy and loamy soil types are the best options.


The hardiness zone for this succulent is 9b to 10b. It is slightly frost-hardy.


One essential aspect of Trichodiadema densum care is its light needs. The succulent needs full sun to thrive well.


The best way for Trichodiadema densum propagation is via cuttings or seeds.

Buy best-quality trichodiadema densum for sale from Planet Desert, the most-reputed online store for cactus and succulents.

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Blooming Season Autumn to spring
Common Name Miniature desert rose
Dormancy Summer
Family Cactaceae
Flower Bright pink daisy
Frost Tolerance –6º c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9 to 12
Height 4.0"
Origin African bonsai
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Trichodiadema densum
Shape mat forming perennial
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Albert O.
United States United States

Another winner

Can't wait to see it bloom! Very healthy looking plant.

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Robin D.
United States United States


great size, A+ can't wait to see it flower.

Hartley B.
United States United States

Healthy plant

Beautiful, healthy plant arrived in excellent condition. A wonderful addition to my growing collection. Seller is a wonderful resource for new plant material.

Pilar S.
United States United States

Very Nice!

Love it!

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David Y.

Very nice specimen Thank you very much

Very nice specimen Thank you very much

Trichodiadema densum

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