Adromischus umbraticola sp.
Long slender leaves that curve in slightly at the tip, with red spots. Some leaves have tiny waves at the edges. Not 100% sure of the ID on this one, probably a hybrid. So pretty though!
Adromischus plants stay small, so its easy to keep a collection in a small space. As they get older, they form a thick caudex (stem) at the base. They have a wonderful variation in leaf colors and shapes, and are very easy to propagate from leaves. These plants are hard to find, but very fun to collect.
Leaves are fragile and some will likely come loose during shipping. If this happens you can lay the leaves on top of soil and they will grow a new plant.
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.