Adromischus caryophyllaceus

Synonyms:

Adromischus bolusii
Adromischus grandiflorus
Adromischus jasminiflorus
Cotyledon bolusii
Cotyledon caryophyllacea

Habitat:

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.

Description:

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.

Cultivation:

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.

Propagation:

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.

Curiosity:

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

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www.giromagi.com

Italian Blog:
www.giromagicactus.com

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