Trichodiadema bulbosum

1 Gallon $24.50

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Trichodiadema bulbosum

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Mesembryanthemum bulbosum
  • Common Names:  
    African Bonsai
  • Family:  
  • Origin:  
    Port Elizabeth in South Africa
  • Size Label:  
    1 Gallon
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Very high heat tolerance
  • Light Requirement:  
    Full sun to light shade
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant, likes some water during the growing season.
  • Maintenance:  
    None, or trim as desired to shape into a bonsai form.
  • Uses:  
    This is a nice container plant and is well-suited to a bonsai style presentation exposing the caudex root. It also makes a nice trimmed specimen plant in a rock, cactus or succulent garden; left on its own, it will become a small-scale ground cover.
  • Propagation:  
    This plant can be propagated from seed and cuttings.
  • Problems:  
    Requires good drainage
  • Special notes:  
    This ice plant relative is a caudiciform succulent with long stems that branch heavily to form a low rounded shrub. The small succulent leaves are bright green to gray-green, and covered with a crown of soft white hairs. From spring to autumn, the plant puts on a show of bright pink flowers with yellow-green centers which open fully to greet the sun. Roots of Trichodiadema species have been used for speeding the fermentation of bread, beer, etc. They likely contain either yeast or sugars which increases the rate of fermentation.