Tylecodon reticulatus subsp. reticulatus lives in arid climates where temperatures reach extremes. This plant is coping with a bare, rocky hillside. Kind treatment by gardeners entails growing the plant in full sun with a little of water, mainly in winter.
The leaves grow to 3,5 cm long and 1 cm wide. The dense, pale green to blue-green, sometimes pink-tinged leaf covering is deciduous or seasonal, while the bare, stocky stems topped with intricate patterns of dry flower stalks hold their own charm (Smith, et al, 2017; Vlok and Schutte-Vlok,2015).