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Trichodiadema Densum Care Sheet

Overview: Trichodiadema densum, commonly known as the "Miniature Desert Rose," is a charming succulent native to South Africa. It is known for its small, daisy-like flowers and delicate, fuzzy leaves. Proper care ensures that this plant thrives and showcases its unique beauty.

General Care


  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun to partial shade. At least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily is ideal.
  • Indoor Light: If grown indoors, place it in a bright, sunny window. Supplement with grow lights if necessary.


  • Watering Schedule: Water moderately during the growing season (spring and fall). Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
  • Dormant Period: Reduce watering significantly during summer dormancy and winter rest periods.
  • Method: Use the “soak and dry” method to avoid overwatering.


  • Type: Well-draining cactus or succulent mix.
  • Amendments: Add extra perlite, pumice, or coarse sand to enhance drainage.


  • Optimal Range: 65-75°F (18-24°C).
  • Tolerance: Can tolerate temperatures as low as 40°F (4°C), but should be protected from frost.


  • Preferred: Low to moderate humidity.
  • Avoid: High humidity, which can lead to fungal issues and rot.


  • Type: Use a balanced, diluted cactus or succulent fertilizer.
  • Frequency: Fertilize once a month during the active growing season. Avoid fertilizing during dormant periods.

Potting and Repotting


  • Type: Use a pot with drainage holes to prevent water accumulation.
  • Material: Terracotta or unglazed ceramic pots are preferred for better breathability and moisture control.


  • Frequency: Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant outgrows its container.
  • Timing: Best repotted in spring, just before the active growing season.



  • Cuttings: Take stem cuttings and allow them to callous over before planting in well-draining soil.
  • Seeds: Can be propagated from seeds, although this method is slower and less common.

Pests and Problems

Common Pests:

  • Mealybugs: Small, white, cotton-like pests. Treat with rubbing alcohol or insecticidal soap.
  • Aphids: Tiny green or black pests. Use neem oil or insecticidal soap for control.

Common Issues:

  • Overwatering: Can lead to root rot. Ensure soil dries out completely between waterings.
  • Underwatering: Can cause leaves to shrivel and drop. Maintain a regular, sparse watering schedule.
  • Sunburn: Protect from intense, midday sun to prevent leaf scorch.

Special Considerations


  • Trichodiadema densum may enter dormancy during the hot summer months. Reduce watering and avoid fertilizing during this period.


  • Handle with care to avoid damaging the delicate leaves and stems.


  • With proper care, Trichodiadema densum produces vibrant, daisy-like flowers. Flowering typically occurs in late spring to early summer.

By adhering to these care guidelines, you can ensure that your Trichodiadema densum remains healthy and continues to flourish, providing a beautiful addition to your succulent collection.

Trichodiadema densum - 15cm pot

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