Adromischus cristatus (syn.Cotyledon cristatus)

Crinkleleaf Plant is an undemanding member of the family Crassulaceae. The genus Adromischus includes about 50 species widespread in South Africa. The opposite, cushion-like leaves are 40 mm long and 4-16 mm wide, wedge-shaped towards the base, wavy on the margin, and completely covered with soft hairs. The racemose inflorescences are 15-20 cm (6-8 in) long. The individual flowers have a narrow, tubular calyx with short teeth and petals coloured whitish pink.

This species is easy to grow. Normal room temperature suits it well; in summer it tolerates high temperatures and in winter it tolerates temperatures as low as 5°C (41 °F). In cool winter conditions restrict watering or withhold it completely. Feed every two to three weeks during the growing period. Repot after two years, but frequent repotting is not necessary. Propagate by de taching the fleshy leaves and leaving them to dry for a few days. As soon as the scar has healed, insert the leaf in compost or lay it on the surface. It will soon grow into a new plant.

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