Trichodiadema /Desert Bonsai
This South African succulent is a.k.a "African Bonsai" for its origin and natural tree habit. Great starter bonsai for boys of all ages. Stems thicken at the base like baobob trees. Don't be intimidated. The crown of bristles sprinkled over the grey to green leaves on each of the branches, are fairly soft & host to bright purple flowers throughout the year. Traditionally the roots have been used to speed up the fermentation for bread and beer.