Adromischus sphenophyllus 6.5cm
Adromischus sphenophyllus - Αδρόμισχος
The name of the genus Adromischus derives from the Greek words "adros" that means "abundant" and "mischòis" that means "stem", in fact this plant is characterized by thick tufts of leaves growing along a central stem.
Its elongated obovate leaves, generally rough to the touch, can have a slight groove on the upper side, and can assume various shades of green, often with red or brownish spots and speckles determined by the growing conditions.
This succulent plant develops a tuberous root over time where it stores water to survive during periods of drought.
Flowering occurs on small and long stems, blooming with tubular flowers.
- It requires a lot of light all year long while avoiding direct sunlight.
- Its natural habitat is in tropical climates, thus it does not withstand temperatures below 10 °C and it does not like too dry heat. It is therefore advisable to keep it away from cold and intense sun.
- Water moderately and only when the soil is completely dry. Once every two weeks in spring and summer, reduce it to once every two months in autumn and winter.
- The best option is a well draining soil, for example formed by a mixture of peat and sand so that the water does not stagnate.
- They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.