Adromischus filicaulis


Adromischus mammillaris
Cotyledon filicaulis


Like the other Adromischus, this plant is spread in South Africa- Namibia, especially in the western South Africa, in particular from Richtersveld to the Knersvlakte.


It’s a perennial with prostrate to suberects branches up to 30 cm long, more or less rameous, with fibrous roots. The leaves are oblanceolated, 2 to 8 centimeters long, cuneated, often spindle-shaped. When the plant becomes elder, the leaves usually become terete. They have slightly expanded horny margins. The inflorescence is a spike-like thyrse with flowered cymes, green tinged brown. The flowers are yellowish green often tinged brown-red.


Keep it in a bright spot, water it regularly in spring and summer and seldom in winter. Adromischus don’t like the excess of water in their soil.


As the other plants belonging to the Adromischus genus, this plant can be easily propagated by leaf cutting. The method consist in cutting a leaf with a sharp knife, and then putting it in the soil, better if it’s close to the border of the pot. You have to wait until the leaf dries up: that usually means that the plant has already put roots.


The name ” Adromischus” comes from the ancient Greek adros (=thick) and mischos (=stem). The common name of this species in Afrikaans is Brosplakkies.

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