Adromischus Triflorus

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This small, evergreen succulent typically rises to a mature height of 10 cm. It has a high flowering stalk, about 25 cm long. This dwarf succulent has decumbent stems and clusters to form a beautiful cover in its area.

Scientific Name:Adromischus triflorus
Other Names:Calico Heart Succulent
Growth Season:It grows in spring and fall.
Preferred Temperature:It prefers mild temperatures from 12oC, which may include around 25oC.
Hardiness Zone:USDA Zone 9b-11
Average Mature Height & Width:It usually rises to 10 cm but can reach 20cm high and spread to 20 cm on some of its decumbent stems.
Dormancy:It enters dormancy in winter.
Toxicity:It can be toxic to humans and pets when ingested.
Adromischus Triflorus Summary

Adromischus Triflorus Physical Characteristics

This succulent varies significantly in shape and form depending on its location. However, some distinct physical characteristics can help you identify the plant. Its short stems lie the prostate on the pottage, and they are branched on the base, meaning the plant has more than one stem. The leaves come in various shapes; some intersect in an X-shape, while others are vertically erect.

The foliage in some plants may appear like an upside-down triangle. Whatever their shapes, they always leave an average of 7cm in length and 2.5 cm in width. Their margins are serrated. Leaf color is usually grey-green, which can change to greyish brown depending on the level of your succulent’s exposure to the sun. You are likely to find small waxy dots on some of the leaves.

It produces grey-green to yellowish-green flowers. These flowers grow on an inflorescence of 25-35 cm tall.

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Adromischus Triflorus Plant Care

Watering this plant is easy, just the way you water other succulents. The soil should be moist but not soaked. The soak-and-dry method is the best approach. Also, it is important to note that this plant has decumbent stems, and its leaves and stems are likely to have covered the pottage.

It is always advisable to avoid wetting the leaves because humidity makes them vulnerable to fungal infections and rot. It is, therefore, advisable to avoid overhead watering and soak the pot in a tub of water and allow the soil to soak for a while. That way, your leaves will remain dry. Avoid watering in winter, its dormancy period.

It grows best under bright light, whether direct or indirect. Too little sunlight keeps the plant from growing healthy. You can give it additional feeds moderately during its growing season.

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Adromischus Triflorus Growth

You can propagate this plant through stem cuttings by following our guide on propagating succulents by stems. Seeds are also an option. Propagate at the beginning of spring, which is its growing season. Repot once every two years and trim if it overgrows. Please protect it from mealybugs, aphids, spider mites, and scale insects.

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