Adromischus leucophyllus Uitewaal
Adromischus leucophyllus is a dwarf succulent with pure white rounded leaves covered in a fine powder and up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long. It grows up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall. The new leaves appear red, then start to turn green to white. Flowers are green and pinkish and appear on an up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall stalk.
USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
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. Mealybugs and vine weevils can be discouraged with a systemic insecticide. Frost hardy to 19 °F (-7 °C).
Many species can be propagated from a single leaf, which should be placed against the side of the pot so that the stem end is just touching the compost. Some species drop their leaves easily, and although each leaf will form a new plant, it can be a challenge to grow a large specimen. In other cases, leaves for propagation must be carefully detached with a sharp knife.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Adromischus.
Adromischus leucophyllus is native to South Africa (Cape Province).
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