The name "Trichodiadema" comes from the ancient Greek "" (=hair, bristle) and "?" (=crown)
Trichodiadema are small, short-stemmed succulents with small, elongated, alternating sections measuring 8 mm long. They are grey and green.
At the apex of each alternating section is a ring of small bristles radiating around the center, that give the appearance of a cactus areola.
The flowers look like daisies, but with dark red petals, earning them the nickname "Desert Rose".
The plant requires sun exposure (although not too intense), and well-drained soil.
Propagation is by division of the clumps. Propagation by cuttings is difficult, because of the risk of rot.