Tylecodon Wallichii ~ Amazing Bonsai Succulent ~ Deciduous Tree Very Rare 10 Seeds ~
This member of the Crassulaceae family was given this name by Hellmut R. Toelken in 1978. It is found in the central South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow up to ten centimetres in diameter. The whole plant can reach for 50-80 centimetres. 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. 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. It is a sparingly branched shrublet with a thick, knobby, tuberculate stem and succulent leaves crowded at the branch tips. Stem is Woody, warty up to 50(-100) cm tall, main stem up to 6 cm in diameter, younger branches greenish approx 1,5 cm in diameter densely covered with urn-shaped, greenish-yellow phyllopodia 15 x 3 x 2 mm long with an acute oblique tip. Leaves are Narrow, thin, paddle-shaped, tapperig toward the apex, yellowish green with a reddish mucro. appearing in winter and dying off in summer (absent at flowering) dropping off cleanly. Propagation is only from seeds ,Do not attempt to eat ,Non Edible.
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