Tylecodon bucholzianus 6.5cm
Tylecodon buchholzianus (Schuldt & Stephens) Toelke
In nature it grows under shrubs on the rocky walls of the desert Succulent Karoo.
T. Buchholzianus is a dwarf succulent plant, similar to a bonsai, with caudex where it stores water to survive during periods of drought. The habit of this plant is irregular, from the caudex grow several brown to grayish branches of various lengths.
It is a winter growing succulent plant and during the vegetative period grows its green, smooth and linear leaves. Before entering the dormancy period it blooms with a pale pink bell-shaped inflorescence.
It is a very fragile plant, breaking easily so be very careful when you repot it.
- It requires a lot of brightness during all seasons and rather airy places.
- It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 6 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period.
- Water moderately but only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water the plant once a week in spring and summer, once a month in autumn and to suspend watering completely in winter.
- The best option is a soil suitable for cacti, even better if further mixed with pumice or lapilli.
- They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.