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Tylecodon sp., Tylecodon
Tylecodon reticulatus

Tylecodon sp.

Tylecodon
Family: Crassulaceae
Origin: South Africa
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersPoisonous or toxic

Tylecodon sp. is native to South Africa and is an excellent choice as a low-maintenance ornamental plant. It grows to between 2 and 5 feet as a small plant, or 5 to 10 feet as a large shrub. Tylecodons has a thick, woody caudex, which is an underground woody base. This makes them well-suited for use as bonsai specimens, as the caudex can be shaped and trained with ease.

Tylecodon prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. It requires moderate amounts of water and can survive in dry conditions. The most distinctive feature of the Tylecodon is its pink and white or off-white flowers. The flowers bloom in the summer months, making the plant an attractive specimen for the garden.

When it comes to growing Tylecodons in cold regions, these plants should be grown in containers. This is because the roots may become damaged by frost in winter. In addition, they require protection from colder temperatures. During winter, the plants should be kept in a cool area, but not allowed to freeze.





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