Trichodiadema bulbosum 'African Bonsai'

$ 17.00 Sold out
Size: 4"

Embracing the allure of miniature landscapes, Trichodiadema bulbosum 'African Bonsai' presents itself as a captivating succulent hailing from the arid regions of South Africa. This unique plant features a thick, bulbous base, reminiscent of traditional bonsai trees, from which slender, green stems adorned with tiny, vibrant green leaves emerge. Adding to its charm, each leaf tip is crowned with a delicate, black thorn, creating a striking contrast against its lush foliage.

Standing at a modest height of about 8 inches when fully mature, the 'African Bonsai' is a slow-growing succulent that commands attention with its bonsai-like appearance. Its compact size and intriguing form make it an ideal choice for succulent collections, desktop gardens, or as a solitary specimen in a small pot, where its architectural beauty can be fully appreciated.

As spring arrives, this plant surprises its admirers with a burst of vibrant, magenta flowers that seem to glow against its green canvas. The flowers, emerging from the center of the stems, add a pop of color and life to any setting. This blooming spectacle, combined with its drought-tolerant nature, makes Trichodiadema bulbosum 'African Bonsai' not only a visual delight but also a low-maintenance gem perfect for both seasoned collectors and novice gardeners alike.

Whether nestled in a rock garden, perched on a sunny windowsill, or adding structure to a mixed succulent arrangement, the 'African Bonsai' brings a piece of the African wilderness into your home, offering an exotic and intriguing touch to any plant collection.


Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!

Size: 4"

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