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Adromischus

Adromischus spp.

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Adromischus leucophyllus 01 by Michael Wolf (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

20cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Adromischus Overview

Adromischus is a genus containing around 30 species of perennial succulents and evergreen subshrubs from the Crassulaceae family. The name Adromischus comes from the Greek word "adros" meaning 'thick' and the word "mischos" which means 'stem'. They are typically stemless or short-stemmed, closely related to the genus Cotyledon. They are easily propagated from leaves - which tend to be rounded, clustered, or spirally-arranged. Five sections are recognised in the genus, based primarily on flowering differences: Adromischus, Boreali, Brevipedunculati, Incisilobati and Longipedunculati. These plants originate from southern Africa. In summer, small, tubular flowers are usually white-pink in colour, borne in spike-like structures called cymes.

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How to propagate Adromischus

Cuttings

Propagate by leaf or stem cuttings in spring or summer.

Seed

Sow seed at 19-24C in spring.

Special features of Adromischus

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Other uses of Adromischus

Grown for habit and foliage interest.