Adromischus subdistichus

Synonyms:

No synonims are recorded for this species name.

Habitat:

This species is found in Witteberg quarzite leakes and in the summits flat areas of South-west Africa. It grows up to 1000 meters.

Description:

This plant has fibrous roots and little branches stems. The leaves are rounded, almost circular, dark green-grey, thick, with the margin turning purple-red on the upper part. The inflorescence develops on a dark red-purple stem, which is much taller than the plant, and is a thyrse, which is the word used in botany to describe a branching flower cluster. Flowers are really small (1 centimeter more or less). The flowering period, as the one of all the other Adromischus, is in winter.

Cultivation:

This plant should be kept in a bright or partially shaded spot, in a well drained soil that can imitate the dry, poor, sandy or rocky soils of the semi arid environments in which it grows. Watering is required twice a month in summer and spring, which are the growth season, and just once a month in winter. Its minimum temperature is 5ÂșC.

Propagation:

Leaf cutting is the best technique, as for the other plants belonging to the genus Adromischus. It consists in cutting a leaf with a sharp knife, putting it in soil and wait until it puts 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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