Adromischus maculatus – Calico Hearts
Grey-green flat leaves with purple spots. These will form a thick stem and more branches will grow from the base. This one grows on the faster side for Adromischus, but it’s still fairly slow growing and is great if you are short on space. You can propagate it by leaf – just stick the end of the leaf that was attached to the plant into some soil.
If you happen to have other varieties, they are quite an entertaining bunch placed side by side with their bumps, colors, polka dots, and both grape and raisin forms.
Adromischus has fragile leaves that can easily fall off in shipping.
Your plant will be similar to the one in the photos.
Shown in 2″ pot
Use a very well draining soil mix. Store bought cactus and succulent mix often retains too much water. You can add gritty materials like pumice, lava rock, or perlite to loosen it up and improve drainage. Your mix should be at least half gritty ingredients. Use a pot with drain holes so the soil can dry out.
Soak your plants thoroughly, then let them dry out completely before watering again. Frequency will depend on your climate. Check for dryness by sticking your finger into the top of the soil, or looking into the drain holes at the bottom of the pot.
Bare Root Shipping
Most of our plants ship bare root to save on shipping cost. This means the plant will not include a pot or soil. Some plants are shipped in the pot to avoid damage.