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

Trichodiadema densum

(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).

Common names include Miniature desert rose and African bonsai.

Flowers: Abundant, opening only in sun on the morning, and closing in the afternoon, vivid pink to magenta-carmine, up to 5 cm in diameter.

Blooming season: Autumn to Spring. Mainly in late-winter.

Notes: Trichodiadema looks surprisingly like a cactus but is not a cactus. Its leaves are succulent and end in a circle of stiff hairs, giving the plant a similar appearance to some species in the cactus genus Mammillaria.

Cultivation and propagation: Likes a part-shade position (some early or late sun) but is quite tolerant as regards sun and intense heat. Growing in well-drained soil, it tolerates considerable frost a low as – 4°C (or less) and dry conditions due to its tuberous roots. This species is slow growing and after some years, the roots can be raised for effect, creating a beautiful succulent bonsai.


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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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Joe T.
United States United States

Too soon to tell but

This is such a beautiful plant and I hope that I can keep it alive. Your service was first class, than you.

Trichodiadema densum

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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