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Adromischus cristatus - Crinkle-Leaf Plant

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink & White
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [A. poellnitzianus, A. nussbaumerianus]
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Adromischus cristatus (Crinkle-Leaf Plant) - A small slow growing succulent from South Africa with 1 to 2 inch long branching stems with dense reddish-brown aerial roots and upright triangular pale green 1 to 2 inch long by 1/2 to 1 inch wide leaves that are covered in tiny hairs. At the squared off tip, where the leaf is at its broadest, there is an undulating margin. Interesting yet inconspicuous green tubular flowers have reddish white flared out petal tips on 8 inch long stems in spring. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and water regularly to occasionally especially during the growth season from spring to fall. Hardy to 25 F. This is one of the easiest of the Adromischus to grow and can actually be grown in the ground here in coastal California, unlike others in the genus that are necessarily restricted to growing in pots. This species is quite variable and together with its varieties (A. cristatus var. cristatus, var. clavifolius, var. schonlandii and var. zeyeri) includes plants once called Adromischus poellnitzianus, A. nussbaumerianus and A. kesselringianus.  The information presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations of it growing in our nursery crops, as well as in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they include cultural information that would aid others in growing Adromischus cristatus.
 
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