Adromischus caryophyllaceus


Adromischus bolusii
Adromischus grandiflorus
Adromischus jasminiflorus
Cotyledon bolusii
Cotyledon caryophyllacea


This plant is mainly found in the Cape Province, mainly associated with the Langeberg range from near Robertson to near Mosselbaai; often associated with rock outcrops but rarely in exposed positions.


It’s a perennials with erect or decumbent branches (decumbent means prostrate), little branched, and fibrous roots. The leaves have a little spike on the top, are rounded, without spots, with horny margins towards the apex, greyish green-brown. Inflorescence has the form of a ear, and green flowers tinged grey. Her flowering period lasts from January to April.


They prefer well drained soil in a partially shaded position. Water it during the winter more or less once a month, and during the summer and the spring twice a month. The minimum temperature for its survival is 5° C.


This plant can be propagated by leaf cutting. Cut a leaf with a sharp knife and put it inn the soil, watering it a little bit. Wait until the leaf dries up, which generally means that the plant has formed roots.


The name ” Adromischus” comes from the ancient Greek adros (=thick) and mischos (=stem).

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