Adromischus festivus is a low growing succulent that is native to high altitudes in the mountains of the Eastern Cape. To mimic this microclimate at home, we can provide them with a gritty well drained potting mix and an arid environment. Adromischus festivus is listed as a form of Adromischus cooperi in which their differences lie in flower (inflorescence) and leaf form. Over time mature plants will develop a large caudex.
Adromischus festivus is native to the Eastern Cape of South Africa
Give Adromischus festivus plenty of direct sun with partial shade during the harshest afternoon hours. It will not tolerate full shade. They thrive in morning or late afternoon sun. If possible give them a spot in a sill with south-eastern or south-western exposure.
This plant is super low-maintenance from a watering standpoint. Succulent leaves retain plenty of moisture so be sure to let the soil dry out completely in between waterings then water thoroughly, fully saturating the soil.
In the winter, when these plants are not actively growing, ease up on watering even more.
These plants will propagate easily by leaf cuttings. Let leaf callus before planting in a gritty cactus/succulent mix. Try to keep the leaf upright so that the roots are able to grow downward. Keep warm and moist while rooting. Fertilize: Fertilization of this plant is generally not necessary. If you want to refresh your soil or give your plant a boost during the growing season, you can feed it monthly with a fertilizer for cacti and succulents. Fertilize only during the spring and summer, when the plant is actively growing.
Approx. 3" tall x 3-4" at the widest point. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.
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