Pachycormus discolor
Pachycormus discolor
Pachycormus discolor
Pachycormus discolor
Pachycormus discolor
Pachycormus discolor
Pachycormus discolor
Pachycormus discolor

Pachycormus discolor Baja Elephant Tree

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Pachycormus Discolor goes by the common name “Baja Elephant Tree”. This succulent is cup-shaped. The plant originates in Baja California and belongs to the family of Anacardiaceae. This summer-dormant plant can grow up to any height between 30 feet.

Growth Rate

If the plant is not grown in a hillside climate, it grows at a slow rate. If grown in a container, the growth rate will be even slower since the space to grow is compact. 


Cream yellowish-white or pink-colored flowers are produced during the growing season. It also produces fruits that are small, dry, and shaped like a bladder. 

Watering and Feeding

Water plenty to keep the soil moist in winter. Once you see that the leaves are turning yellow, reduce watering till the weather is cool and cold again. Lightly feed once a month with a specific succulent fertilizer to avoid stunted growth. 


An ideal soil is lava. To imitate this condition at home, create a gritty and sandy soil mix. You can also use a market-bought soil mixture in case you are unsure of making one on your own.


Pachycormus Discolor is hardy to about -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F). If you are in an area that receives frosts during winters, keep the plant indoors. Keep in mind it's a minimum hardiness zone of 9b. 


The succulent is against shade in its growing season! All it requires is full and bright sun. You can keep it in partial or full shade during the summer months.


If you see any fallen leaves, utilize them by using them for propagation. Otherwise, the standard method of propagation is through seeds. 

This plant is the most dominant and thriving in hillsides and lava fields. With this information, you as a plant lover can try to create similar conditions for them at your home.

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Pete F.
United States United States

Nice specimen, a bit small

This plant was packaged perfectly and is healthy and is growing new growth within the week of it arriving. I am happy with the purchase. It is not as large as the picture though

Robert C.
United States United States

P. discolor

Robust growth right out of the box! Well potted, won’t need to pot up for at least a year.

Brendon G.
United States United States
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John B.

Love the plant!

Love the plant!

Pachycormus discolor

SKU: 1571

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