These are about forty species of succulent native to Africa, until 1978 belonged to the genus Cotyledon, have succulent stems, sometimes semi-woody in the lower part, often very branched, are of various sizes, from a few centimeters, up to about a couple of meters, depending on the species. Some species develop a caudex of conspicuous dimensions.
The leaves are deciduous, succulent, fleshy, often covered by a thin down; they are of various colour, from the yellowish-green up to the bluish-green, of linear or spatulate shape, often spirally placed along the stems. In spring, they produce a long inflorescence carrying some tubular flowers, bell-shaped, of pink or brownish-green colour. Plants of fairly easy cultivation, usually are much appreciated by the collectors and by the lovers of plants with caudex.
place in a bright position, even if directly exposed to sunlight throughout the year, usually do not tolerate temperatures below 5-7 ° C, so during the cold months should be kept indoors or in a temperate greenhouse.
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It has a very good deportment….
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tylecodon are native to areas with little rainfall, they need sporadic watering, every 10-15 days, when the soil is well dry; during the winter months the plants lose their leaves, we suggest avoiding watering until the new leaves come out. During the vegetative period, provide some fertilizer for succulent plants once a month, mixed with the water of the watering.
to cultivate in very well drained soil, formed by a high percentage of sand, even with a fairly coarse granulometry.
Cotiledon – Tylecodon reticulata: Multiplication and parasites and diseases
Multiplication: usually by cutting, in spring or late summer.
Parasites and diseases: pay attention to mites and cochineal.