Plant Care Miniature Desert Rose

Miniature Desert Rose

Also known as

African Bonsai and Desert Rose


Trichodiadema densum

How to care for Miniature Desert Rose


How often to water your Miniature Desert Rose

Water needs for Miniature Desert Rose
0.5 cups
every 12

Miniature Desert Rose needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Miniature Desert Rose

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Miniature Desert Rose in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Miniature Desert Rose: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Miniature Desert Rose may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Miniature Desert Rose

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Miniature Desert Rose: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Miniature Desert Rose after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Miniature Desert Rose

Miniature Desert Rose

Miniature Desert Rose

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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