Adromischus inamoenus - 20 seeds

Adromischus inamoenus - 20 seeds


Adromischus inamoenus is a small succulent plant, native to South Africa, normally growing in rocky areas.

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Perennials with little branched, decum­bent to prostrate stems up to 0,2 m long, with fibrous roots. Leaves oblanceolate-spa-thulate, 20-28(-32) x 15-25 mm, cuneate to subpetiolate, obtuse or rounded and some­times mucronate, dorsiventrally flattened and with horny margin usually beyond the middle, grey-green sometimes tinged brown and usually without purple spots. Inflores­cence a spike-like thyrse with l(2)-flowered cymes, 0,2-0,3 m long, grey-green; pedicels (l-)2-3(-4) mm long. Buds terete, grad­ually tapering towards apex, spreading. Ca­lyx 1,5-2,5 mm long, grey-green. Corolla with cylindrical tube 9-12 mm long, greyish green; lobes elliptic-triangular, 2-3,5 mm long, acute, rough and with club-shaped tri­chomes mainly towards throat, white often tinged pink and with deep mauve line along margin. Anthers enclosed. Squamae about square, 1-1,2 mm long and broad, emargi­nate, broadest at the middle or below.

Many species are easy to grow in any free-draining gritty compost. Their compact habit allows a collection to be maintained in a small space and they grow well on any sunny window ledge or the top shelf of the greenhouse. Water mostly in spring/autumn and let them dry out between waterings. Adromischus tolerate cool, frost-free conditions during the winter if kept dry. It is as well to keep water off the foliage during the winter. Mealy bugs and vine weevils can be discouraged with a systemic insecticide. Frost hardy to 19 °F (-7 °C).