Adromischus hemisphaericus

Synonyms:

Cotyledon crassifolia
Cotyledon hemisphaerica
Cotyledon rotundifolia
Sedum hemisphaericum

Habitat:

This species is widespread in South Africa, especially in the Cape Peninsula, and in the Hottentotsholland mountains.

Description:

It has ovate grey-green leaves sometimes with darker spots and a waxy surface. They easily detach from the plant, but from each leaf a new plant can develop. As in most of the other species in the genus Adromischus, the inflorescence is a spike-like thyrse with green-tinged brown flowes. The stems can be suberects or decumbent. And the have usually a peeling bark.

Cultivation:

They prefer a well-drained soil in partially shaded positions. Like the other Adromischus, they need little water in winter (the recommended watering is more or less once a month), and more water during spring and summer (water it twice a month!) If you notice that leaves fall down, maybe the plant needs to we watered. Water it carefully: plant of Adromischus genus don’t like stagnant water. She can’t survive at temperatures below 5°C.

Propagation:

Like the other Adromischus, the best way to propagate A.hemisphaericus is leaf cutting. The leaves use to fall and give birth to an other plant by themselves. You have to cut the leaf, leave it to dry for two days and then put it in soil and wait until it dries. When it dries, it usually mean that new root have formed.

Curiosity:

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

Official Web Site:
www.giromagi.com

Italian Blog:
www.giromagicactus.com

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