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PlantFiles: Trichodiadema
Trichodiadema bulbosum

Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Trichodiadema (try-koh-dy-uh-DEE-ma) (Info)
Species: bulbosum (bul-BOH-sum) (Info)

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive WNYwillieB On Oct 22, 2008, WNYwillieB from Buffalo, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

A common name : Mouse Whiskers

Positive ByndeweedBeth On Apr 11, 2007, ByndeweedBeth from scio, oregon, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

Needs to be kept trimmed to look its best. Tends to get leggy.

Positive palmbob On Mar 29, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Miniature caudiciform plant with succulent roots and stem. Itty bitty leaves and pretty pink flowers off and on during the year (never really paid attention to when they bloomed). In a pot this plant can be raised up to see succulent roots, and then raised again- makes a nice little bonsai-like specimen. Or it can be planted as groundcover.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Clayton, California
Reseda, California
San Diego, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Tulare, California
Scio, Oregon
Woodburn, Oregon

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