Tylecodon wallichii Seeds

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Tylecodon wallichii is a woody succulent shrub in the stonecrop family, Crassulaceae. T. wallichii is native to south Africa where it is found growing in sandy/rocky slopes and arid conditions. The plant is sparingly branched with a woody and warty textured main stem which can grow to a height of 20 to 40 inches tall and 2.5 inch diameter. Phyllopodia are typically only seen at the apex of stems and are narrow and thin with a yellowish green epidermis. These leaf-like structures fall off during late winter to early spring when the plant blooms. Tylecodon wallichii have pink to reddish showy flowers with 5 fused petals that form a tubular corolla giving it a bell like shape. This species is grown for its drought tolerance, interesting morphology, and bright eye-catching flowers. Tylecodon wallichii grows best in very well draining soil and full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. It is a deciduous winter growing plant and should be watered from late summer to early spring and water should be withheld from late spring to early summer. When watering, water thoroughly and allow the soil to completely dry before watering again. USDA plant hardiness zone 10 through 11.

Tylecodon wallichii seeds germinate best during spring to early summer. The seeds require consistent moisture and humidity to germinate, but the soil should not remain soaking wet. Cloning boxes, ziplock bags, and other containers that retain humidity are ideal to store sown pots. Use a well-draining sterilized soil mix. Seeds should be sown directly on top of the potting mixture and lightly covered with a thin layer of sand or potting mix, just enough to cover the seeds. Germinating pots should be kept indoors, out of extreme light and heat. Ideal germination temperatures range from 70°F to 80°F. Germination typically takes 3 to 5 weeks to occur. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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