Tylecodon
Tylecodon cacalioides

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tylecodon (ty-lee-KOD-on) (Info)
Species: cacalioides (ka-kal-ee-OY-deez) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Orange, California

Reseda, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Nov 15, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant looks a LOT like Tylecodon wallichiana, at least in leaf form (thin, tubular, succulent)... but stems are lumpier and hardier and look like they are woody as opposed to soft, fleshy stems of wallichiana. Both have yellow flowers, but this species has 'yellower' flowers, if that's possible.

As with many other caudiciform Tylecodons this species loses its leaves around early summer and starts growing them back at the beginning of fall