From South Africa, Adromischus are a small group of succulents with around 30 species.
These succulents are grown for the foliage as most have flowers that are insignificant.
The foliage is generally patterned, and you will find that the actual colour varies with light levels, which is not uncommon with many succulent varieties.
As long as you can keep Adromischus fairly dry during winter they will grow well and the foliage will remain attractive.
Use a specialist succulent and cacti potting mix, which will provide the drainage required.
A frost free position is important as is an environment that has low humidity.
Powdery Mildew – Caused by damp conditions and poor air circulation.
Snails and Slugs – Especially on new growth.
- A. marianae – A variable species with thick foliage generally with pale olive green and maroon markings. The herii varieties have green foliage, heavily textured.
- A. triflorus – Again mottled foliage that has a truncated appearance.
- A. clavifolius – Very attractive form with rounded foliage.
- A. cooperi – Interesting Green and Maroon mottled foliage.
- A. phillipsiae
- A. filicaulis – A desirable form with thick foliage.
- A. maculatus – Olive green foliage with deep maroon foliage.
The easiest method of propagation is by removing offsets, however this depends on the species. Leaf cuttings are also reliable. Propagation from seed is also possible.
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