Adromischus is a genus of flowering plants. They are easily propagated succulents belonging to the Crassulaceae Family. It is native to southwestern and southern Africa. The name Adromischus comes from Greek words such as” Adros” meaning “Thick” and “Mischos” meaning “Trunk.”
Adromischus is a low, shrubby, perennial herb with short, pendulous stems and reddish-brown aerial roots. The fleshy succulent leaves are either pubescent or spotted, triangular or round. The long flowering stems have spikes, and five-petaled flowers are fused into a narrow tube. They may be pink or white.
CARE OF ADROMISCHUS UNDER HOME CONDITIONS
Bright light with direct sunlight is needed. This plant is not afraid.
It needs to be kept warm in summer, so the appropriate temperature regime is 77-86 °F (25-30 °C). In winter, it needs to be cooler-about 50-59 °F (10-15°C). Therefore, make sure that the room temperature does not fall below 44 °F (7 °C). If the room is too hot, the frequency of ventilation should be greatly increased.
Adromischus does not require high air humidity and humidification with a sprayer is not necessary.
How to water
Water moderately in spring and summer. Therefore, should water this succulent plant after the soil in the pot has completely dried out. In autumn, should reduce watering. In winter, watering should be very minimal, or you can choose to keep it dry (depending on the temperature regime selected). Water with soft water and always keep it at room temperature
Fertilize every 4 weeks from March to September. Use fertilizers specific for cacti and succulents.
Transplanting is done in spring and only when necessary. Choose small pots for planting. Can purchase soil ready-made at the store for succulents and cacti. A good drainage layer should have at the bottom of the container.
METHODS OF PROPAGATION OF ADROMISCHUS
Propagate by leaf plugs in spring.
Place the plugs in a dark, dry place to dry for a few hours. Then plant them in small pots containing vermiculite or coarse-grained river sand. Cactus soil mixed with sand will also do the trick. The cut pieces should root after 4 weeks.
PESTS AND DISEASES OF ADROMISCHUS
Aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs settle quickly on the plant.
COMMON PROBLEMS OF ADROMISCHUS
- Lower leaves turn yellow and die – the natural aging process.
- Rotting occurs – fluid enters the rosette leaves.
- Yellowing and drying of leaves – sun damage, overwatering.
- Leaf layer cracking – soil is too dry.
- Elongated shoots, loose faded leaves – lousy light.