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Adromischus montium-klinghardtii


Scientific Name

Adromischus montium-klinghardtii (Dinter) A.Berger


Cotyledon montium-klinghardtii (basionym)

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Kalanchoeae
Genus: Adromischus


Adromischus montium-klinghardtii is a small, fibrous-rooted, clump-forming succulent with erect, rarely decumbent stems that grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) long. The leaves are obovate to orbicular, rarely elliptic, up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) long and up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide, grey-green to grayish-brown with flaking wax and without dark markings. The flowers are white or tinged pink and appear in mid-summer.

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USDA hardiness zones 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 from spring to fall and let them dry out between waterings. Adromischus tolerates 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.

Adromischus 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.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Adromischus.


Adromischus montium-klinghardtii is native to Namibia and South Africa.


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