Adromischus filicaulis

 In Adromischus

Synonyms:

Adromischus mammillaris
Cotyledon filicaulis

Habitat:

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.

Description:

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.

Cultivation:

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.

Propagation:

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.

Curiosity:

Her common name in Afrikaans is Brosplakkies.

Official Web Site:
www.giromagi.com

Italian Blog:
www.giromagicactus.com

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