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Tylecodon

Tylecodon spp.

Tylecodon paniculatum MS 9570 by [1] (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Tylecodon Overview

Tylecodon is a genus containing around 49 species from the Crassulaceae family. These plants are mainly endemic to the dry western parts of South Africa and Namibia where they tend to grow in groups. It thrives in sunny positions in very well-draining, sandy soil medium. They are prone to root and stem rot so be sure to plant it with the neck at soil level with excellent drainage. Withhold watering in the dormant season (summer) and resume watering in the growing season. Plants can be propagated by seed or cuttings. Its common name 'Butter tree' refers to the smooth, fragible stems. This plant is poisonous to stock.

How to propagate Tylecodon

Cuttings

Seed or stem cuttings in summer.

Seed