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

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.

Flowering

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.

Soil

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.

Hardiness

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.

Light

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.

Propagation

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.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Spring late summer
Botanical Name Pachycormus discolor
Common Name Baja elephant tree, torote blanco, copalquín
Dormancy Summer
Family Anacardiaceae
Flower Color Cream yellowish, white, pink
Genus Pachycormus
Growth Habit columnar
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9 10(USDA)
Mature Size 20 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide
Native Area Baja California
Plant Type Flowering plant, succulent
Propagation By cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, frost tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulents potting mix soil
Special Features Unique gnarled growth
Sun Exposure Full sun
Toxicity Toxic for humans, toxic for pets
Watering Needs Low

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Pachycormus discolor

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Please note: All Landscape Ready plants that are in a 6-inch pot or larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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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.

Flowering

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.

Soil

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.

Hardiness

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.

Light

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.

Propagation

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.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Spring late summer
Botanical Name Pachycormus discolor
Common Name Baja elephant tree, torote blanco, copalquín
Dormancy Summer
Family Anacardiaceae
Flower Color Cream yellowish, white, pink
Genus Pachycormus
Growth Habit columnar
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9 10(USDA)
Mature Size 20 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide
Native Area Baja California
Plant Type Flowering plant, succulent
Propagation By cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, frost tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulents potting mix soil
Special Features Unique gnarled growth
Sun Exposure Full sun
Toxicity Toxic for humans, toxic for pets
Watering Needs Low

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