Tylecodon is a genus of plants in the family Crassulaceae. The leaves of Tylecodon are deciduous in summer and they are borne in a spiral arrangement, rather than the opposite arrangement of Cotyledon leaves. The species are vary varied, ranging from dwarf succulents such as Tylecodon reticulatus to Tylecodon paniculatus, which may exceed two metres in height. Like practically all of the Cotyledon species, the Tylecodons are poisonous, some of them being decidedly hazardous. None the less, some very attractive or intriguing species are popular among succulent collectors, and novices have been advised to take precautions such as wearing gloves when handling the plants.
Growing to 2m, very thick soft stems covered with yellowish papery bark, leaves fall before brick red flowers appear.
USDA Zone - 9
Season to Sow - Autumn
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