Tylecodon wallichii

1 gallon $15.00

Tylecodon wallichii is a succulent shrublet that grows up to 2-3 feet tall. It is summer deciduous in hot dry climates. The stem is covered with small warty tubercules left at the base of old leaves (phyllopodia).

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Tylecodon wallichii

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Cotyledon wallichii Harv., Tylecodon papillaris subs. wallichii
  • Common Names:  
    Pegleg Butterbush
  • Family:  
    Crassulaceae
  • Origin:  
    Namaqualand to Little Karoo in South Africa
  • Size Label:  
    1 gallon
  • Height:  
    2-3'
  • Width:  
    3-4'
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Very high
  • Light Requirement:  
    Full sun to dappled shade in hot desert climates
  • Water needs:  
    Extremely drought tolerant in summer, needs winter rains
  • Maintenance:  
    Remove spent flower clusters if desired
  • Uses:  
    Dry rock gardens, succulent plantings. Makes a very interesting plant for an exotic treelike succulent bonsai. Could be a nice specimen plant in stark modern architectural settings or in massed in front of a contrasting-colored wall where its interesting shape can be shown off.
  • Propagation:  
    Replant cuttings, collect tiny seeds after flowering. Sow uncovered in coarse sand above well-drained soil underneath. Seeds germinate readily during cooler weather.
  • Problems:  
    Root rot, requires good draining soils.
  • Special notes:  
    Tylecodon wallichii is a succulent shrublet that grows up to 2-3 feet tall. It is summer deciduous in hot dry climates. The stem is covered with small warty tubercules left at the base of old leaves (phyllopodia). Its leaves are succulent, long and narrow, with a center rib, looking something like a green bean. T. wallichii blooms in summer with pretty tubular yellow flowers on longish stems. Like other tylecodons it is summer deciduous and goes dormant in the hottest weather. When repotting do not plant the swollen stems too deep. Ensure the slender neck of the plant is just protruding above the soil with only the root underground. Most tylecodon species are poisonous, with cardiotoxic and cumulatively neurotoxic bufadienolides and need to be kept away from livestock and pets. Because of this many are removed from grazing habitats and are endangered in their native habitats.