Miniature Desert Rose Plant Description Trichodiadema Densum "Miniature Desert Rose" is a mat-forming succulent plant. The leaves are short and green with a crown of white thorns. The stems are woody and branch out that can be formed into bonsai if you like. The best part of this succulent are its blooms. The flowers are hot pink and daisy-like. They open in the morning and close in the evening starting in the Fall unit Spring. Miniature Desert Rose Plant Specs and Regions Native to: Bolivia Zone: 9, 10 Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost Recommended light conditions: full sun to partial shade Bloomtime: Fall through Spring Bloom Color: purple/hot pink Miniature Desert Rose Water & Light Recommendations Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again. Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month. Technical Information About This Plant Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade. Best to water every 2 weeks.