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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.
African bonsai succulents are slow-growing.
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.
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.
The hardiness zone of the Trichodiadema bulbosum bonsai is 9b to 10b. This succulent is not cold-hardy.
For impressive growth, this plant requires sheltered sun for at least four hours a day.
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!