Adromischus — care at home


Adromischus is one of the cutest members of the family Crassulaceae.

He resides in South America, but at home it is grown in Russia.

This plant is fairly undemanding, and therefore is so attractive to growers.

It can reach 5 meters in height. Remarkable colouring sheets adromischus: whitish blotches on an olive background. It is because of this color, the plant is called «Plovers ‘ Eggs».

In growing adromischus need to take a large enough capacity. It is desirable that the diameter of the pot was more than 15 cm.

This plant has very thick roots, which are called underground stems. At home, these stems should be very close to the soil surface.

Even better if they will extend slightly from it. So it is possible to prevent their decay.

With the right care, at the end of the summer adromischus begins to bloom. Just have to be careful not to use insecticides.

Many of them he can not tolerate, especially Malathion. But products based on pyrethrum plant perceives favorably.

Adromischus loves the sun, so you should make sure about the lighting. It was then that the plant will retain its olive color and compact shape.

You should be attentive to the temperature. In the summer allowed the temperature to 37 degrees, but if you have good ventilation. Many growers plant export to the country. Winter is not allowed to decrease the temperature below +4.

Water the plant in the spring should be 2 times a week. In hot weather watering is sufficient and a single 7 days. In this case check the condition of the soil it needs to dry completely. In winter it is allowed to keep the plant dry.

Feed adromischus is optional, but if you transplanted the plant, we can feed him 1-2 times a fertilizer with a high content of potassium.

It is advisable to repot the plant every spring. The pot should be half more than the previous.

Place the upper, thicker part of the root above the soil surface, so you will save the plant from rotting.

If you want to propagate adromischus yourself, then in late spring you need to delete some old leaves around the tops of the plants.

Let them dry out for several days. Then prepare a container with potting soil, arrange the leaves with the handle down, and the tops put on the edge of the pot. It is not necessary to water the plant while it will not give new roots.

Wipe the leaves so they are not damaged by mealybug. Especially harmoniously this houseplant looks with other cacti and succulents.