Adromischus mammillaris

Synonyms:

No synonyms are used for this species.

Habitat:

Adromischus mammillaris can be found only in the eastern parts of the Little Karoo east of Calitzdorp, in Cape province. It grows on the lower, slippery slopes.

Description:

It’s a perennial plant, densely branched. Its stems are prostrate, more or less 15 centimeters long. When cultivated in pots, leaves develop from the central stem in a rosette, and they are light green, with dark red-purple spots near the top, sometimes conglomerating. They are linear-lanceolate but fatty at the same time. Flowers grow from a spike which develops in a 20-35 centimeters long stem, and they are greyish green. The flowering period of Adromischus mammillaris is in December. Its roots are fibrous.

Cultivation:

This plant require temperature above a minimum of 5ÂșC. They grow well on a very well-drained soil, which has to be kept dry on the winter (water it once a month). In the summer and the spring, water it twice a month.

Propagation:

The best way to propagate it is the method of the leaf cutting, which consist in cutting a leaf and to leave it put new roots in the soil until it dries up (which generally means that it has formed new roots.

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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