Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom
Tricodiadema bulbosom

(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)

Trichodiadema bulbosum is a native shrub of South Africa. Belonging to the Aizoaceae family, this houseplant is best grown as an African bonsai tree. African bonsai or Miniature Desert Rose is its common name. It has a distinct caudex that grows underground but finally comes up that bears numerous wiry branches, all covered in small fleshy leaves with soft white bristles. The plant blossoms into pink flowers from Spring to summer with a yellow center. This winter-dormant plant loves sheltered sun growing happily between 30 to 60 cm tall.

Growth Rate
African bonsai succulents are slow-growing.

Flowering
The bonsai version may take time to flower. However, the plant blooms from Spring to summer into pink flowers with yellow centers.

Watering and Feeding
The first tip for Trichodiadema bulbosum care is that it should be watered only when the soil is dry. During winter, the watering should be even less.

Soil
African tree bonsai should be planted in a succulent potting mix as it needs well-drained sandy soil. If using the regular soil, add fifty percent pumice or sand for grittiness.

Hardiness
The hardiness zone of the Trichodiadema bulbosum bonsai is 9b to 10b. This succulent is not cold-hardy.

Light
For impressive growth, this plant requires sheltered sun for at least four hours a day.

Propagation
Trichodiadema bulbosum can be easily propagated from stem cuttings.

Did you know that in its native place, the roots of this plant are used in fastening beer and bread-making processes? It is because the roots are said to contain organic substances that help in fermentation. Grab your Trichodiadema bulbosum today!

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08/30/2022
Gerald T.
United States United States

Beautiful

Came with pretty flowers, gorgeous plant.

BU
06/20/2022
Beth U.
United States United States

5-Star Quality Trichodiadema bulbous

The company packed up and shipped the plant the evening of the day I ordered it! The US Post Office took a whole week to fulfill the 2-day delivery promise, but luckily the Planet Desert folks had packed it so well it came through fine. I'm familiar with this species and the plant I got is quite healthy and lush. The plant is now sitting outdoors looking like it's never had a stressful moment. Great business to work with!

FS
06/02/2022
Fred S.
United States United States

Tricodiaema Bulbosom

Wonderful plant with superior customer service. I put in my notes my goal of doing this plant root over rock and Sarah was exceptional at helping me find the best option.

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01/15/2022
Carlene S.
United States United States

Love my Tricodiadema Bulbosom

It came through the mail in wonderful shape and healthy even in the winter. Looks like a little bonsai tree. Adore it!!!!!!

JS
01/05/2022
Jeremy S.
United States United States

Love this plant

Everything was awesome, except the post office had problems bringing my order and couldn’t find my package, then returned it to the sender for no reason. But there was no problem because Planet Desert has great customer service and sent out a new order right away, and everything arrived safely. I paid extra to have it shipped another method at a small extra cost at my request. It’s so awesome the way they are able to ship some of them still in the nursery pots without the rocks even falling out and without damaging the plants of course. They are surprisingly secure for such a simple yet obviously very effective technique. I will definitely be buying again. They have plants like this one I haven’t seen for sale anywhere else. Something about the Tricodiadema just looks awesome to me. Like a small bonsai tree that’s easier to care for. It’s a vey unique plant. Cant wait to see how it looks when it gets older.

Tricodiadema bulbosom

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