The distribution of Larryleachia picta is from central Botswana to southern Namibia.
The succulent plants grow in arid desert like areas and prefer high light intensity.
The cultivation of Larryleachia picta is not difficult provided the soil has good drainage and allowed to dry out between waterings. Similar to other Asclepiads, good ventilation is essential to prevent rot.
The plants can withstand mild frost quite well. Temperatures of up to -5 deg. Celsius have apparently had no negative impact on them.
Larryleachia picta has been known by various other names. These older names are either from plants previously regarded as separate species or are invalid for other reasons. These include Trichocaulon meloforme, Larryleachia meloformis, Lavrania picta subsp. picta, Leachia meloformis, Leachia picta, Leachiella meloformis, Leachiella picta, Trichocaulon engleri, Trichocaulon pictum, Trichocaulon simile, Hoodia meloformis.
Larryleachia picta in cultivation.
Larryleachia picta flower and buds.