Adromischus festivus (Plover Eggs Plant)

Adromischus festivus (Plover Eggs Plant) is listed as a form of Adromischus cooperi. It is an attractive succulent, up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall, with a…

About Crinkle-Leaf

  • Crinkle-Leaf plants are soft succulents native to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
  • The botanical name of Crinkle-Leaf plants is Adromischus Cristatus, but they are also known as ‘Key Lime Pie Plants’ and ‘Cotyledon Cristata’.
  • This plant is commonly found in nurseries and you can use it as decoration wherever you want, be it your home or office. Thanks to its tiny size, you can place it on your office desk, for example, if you want to add some greenery to inspire you.
  • Crinkle-Leaf plants prefer warm temperatures and full sun to grow. They are versatile and can be grown indoors as long as you place them in a spot with bright, direct light, such as a window ledge.
  • These succulents thrive in sunny rooms or even outdoors if the climate in your area has frost-free weather.
  • If you grow your Crinkle-Leaf plant indoors, make sure you keep it away from pets and kids. As adorable as it might look, this succulent can be toxic to animals and people with low immunity if ingested. So, place your plant in a location that is not easily accessible by curious kids or pets.
  • Being succulents, these plants need well-drained soil that allows the water to pass through it easily. You can quickly achieve well-drained soil by mixing sand with a good quality potting mix.
  • Compared to other succulents, Crinkle-Leaf plants tend to need less water. We recommend using the „soak and dry” method to water your Crinkle-Leaf plant that consists of allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. This way, you’ll know for sure that you are not overwatering your plant.
  • Crinkle-Leaf plants prefer warm, dry conditions to grow. For these plants, the average household temperatures and humidity levels are adequate. This is yet another compelling reason to grow Adromischus cristatus: they adapt well to your home conditions.
  • These plants bloom in the spring, producing small, tubular-shaped flowers that don’t have a significant fragrance.

How to Propagate Adromischus Cristatus

Adromischus cristatus can be propagated through the use of leaves or by planting its seeds.

Of the 2 methods of propagation, using its leaves is recommended because growing the seeds will take a long time.

1. Leaves Method

Step 1: Gently twist and pull on a leaf of Adromischus cristatus. It must be a clean pull so that no part of the leaf is left on the stem. A clean pull will assure you of a successful propagation of the plant.

Step 2: Place the leaf in a shaded area and give it a few days to develop hard calluses.

Step 3: Once the calluses have developed, place the leaf on well-draining soil.

2. Seeds Method

Step 1: Plant the seeds during warm weather.

Step 2: Make sure the pot has well-draining soil for you to plant the seeds in.

Step 3: Give the soil water whenever the soil is dry to the touch. It may take some time for germination to take place.

Adromischus Maculatus Guide: How to Grow & Care for “Calico Hearts”

Shoutout to all the succulent-lovers and gardeners out there! And if you are not among them already, you will surely start to love these adorable specimens from the very beginning. Thanks to their appealing and unique-patterned foliage, Calico Hearts plants are a must-have dash of color that would make a great addition to your collection.

Succulents are among the easiest plants to grow and care for, and the Calico Hearts species are no different! They are an excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor growing or as a gift for your beloved friends.

Adromischus maculatus, otherwise known as Calico Hearts, Chocolate-drop, or the Spotted Adromischus, is a species of flowering succulents in the Crassulaceae family. Calico Hearts plants are endemic to the Western Cape and Eastern Cape of South Africa.

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