Adromischus triflorus 'Calico Hearts'
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Adromischus triflorus is an exquisite dwarf perennial succulent plant forming a clusters with decumbent stems to 20 cm long. The shape and size of the leaves of this species are very variable and a number of local forms can be recognized. Often the leaves have reddish speckles that tend to become more intense in bright light; however, sometimes the leaves are devoid of spots. Flowers are greenish on the outside and white or pink inside the petals. Flowering occurs in summer.
Stems: Stemlets decumbent or prostrate 8-10(-20) cm long, little branched from the base.
Leaves: Leaves variable, erectly spreading, decussate, oblanceolate, obovate-spatulate, to obtriangular, rarely oblanceolate-rhombic, 30-50(-70) mm long, (10-)15-25 mm wide, longer than broad, cuneate to shortly petiolate, mostly truncate, rarely obtuse, usually convex on both sides, thicker in the lower part, horny margin in upper half, silvery grey, grey-green to greyish brown, glaucous, with tiny waxy dots, often (but not always) with red splotches mostly on the upper leaf.
Inflorescence (thyrse): (18-)25-35 cm tall, with l-3(-5)-flowered cymes, grey-green. Pedicels (l-)2-4(-6) mm long.
Flowers: Buds terete and curved at the apex, spreading. Calyx 1,5-2 mm long, grey-green. Corolla tube cylindrical 8-10 mm, yellowish-green, corolla lobes lanceolate-triangular, 3-5 mm long, white or pink with purple margins, and with club-shaped trichomes mainly towards throat Anthers included. Squamae square to oblong-ovate, 0,9-1,1 x 0,7-0,9 mm, emarginate, broadest at about the middle or below.
Flowering period (in habitat): (November) December, January.
Exposure: It grows best in a partially shaded position. It got sunburned if exposed to midday sun.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Spring and summer|
|Common Name||Calico hearts|
|Frost Tolerance||-6.7° C|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Height||Under 6 in|
|Scientific Name||Adromischus maculatus|
|Shape||Vertical Grower / Tall Stem|
|Sun Exposure||Partial to light shade|