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. 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).

tricodiadema bulbosom

This member of the Aizoaceae family name "trichodiadema" means "threaded crown" referring to the hair radiating from the leaf tips.

Description: Caudiciform succulent with long stems. It branches heavily and forms a low, rounded shrub.
Caudex (enlarged napiform root): Irregular underground up to 20 (30) cm, in plants raised from seeds it is usually solitary but specimens grown from cuttings will form a thick much-branched tuber that have a tan shiny epidermis. The caudex can easily be raised above ground level out of the pot for ease of contemplation.
Stems: Wiry, densely branched up to 30(60) cm tall,
Leaves: 8 mm long succulent, cylindrical, bright green to grey with a crown of soft white bristles, making for a very attractive plant.
Flowers: Violet to purple-red with a yellow center (eventually also white or pink) 2 cm wide.
Blooming time: Flowers bloom from spring to autumn..

Cultivation: 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, 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. This plants in the first years are usually grown in black nursery containers but if you have a mature specimen with a nice caudex, a bonsai pot or dish seems to make the plant a little more special and helps display the plant well.
Propagation: Seeds, it can be also reproduced by cuttings.

USE: Roots of Trichodiadema species have been used in the past for speeding the fermentation of bread, beer, etc. It is presumed they contain either yeast or sugars which increase the rate of fermentation.


Some of the information in this description has been found at, and

Blooming Season Late winter/early spring
Common Name Miniature desert rose
Dormancy -
Flower Pink
Frost Tolerance 25°f (-4°c)
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 6-12 in
Origin South africa
Scientific Name Trichodiadema bulbosom
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 8 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Customer Photos
Write a Review Ask a Question

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
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!!!!!!

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.

United States United States

Beautiful plant

As always Planet Desert sent me a gorgeous, well loved, healthy and carefully packaged plant for my succulent gardens. Thanks guys!

Planet Desert Tricodiadema bulbosom Review
Tom D.
United States United States

Very Different Plant

Very Happy with this plant. Plant is large for a 3.5 pot. Caudex are already well developed. Cannot wait for it to bloom in the spring!

A Planet Desert Customer
Robert F. Nicholas
United States United States

Love this plant

Very nice specimen, well packed. After some trimming of the dense foliage and revealing the roots, it is settled into it’s new home in a bonsai pot.

Tricodiadema bulbosom

8 reviews

SKU: 810

Regular price $ 26.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 180): Computation results to '-Infinity'%
Shipping calculated at checkout.

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.

You may also like