How to grow Adromischus cristatus

Adromischus cristatus grow and care – subshrub succulent of the genus Adromischus also Key lime pie succulent, Adromischus cristatus perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant and drought tolerant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate climate or indoor as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.

Leaves color green, leaves can be with prominent edge and in wedge.

Adromischus cristatus flowers

Flower color white the flowers shape its pipe with entrance in star shape.

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How to grow Adromischus cristatus growing and care:

Well drained soil, sandy soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction – propagation by cutting leaves or stem, for propagate by stem and leaves do in the same way, cut the leaf in the base better with hand not anything sharp and wait at least 24 hours, if it’s not cut in the base, cut by sharp object or it is stem need wait few days until the tissue will hill, after this put it in well-drained soil, and water it every few days let in dry but not fully dry, after few weeks to month it start to grow root, propagation season – better to start in the late spring to early summer but always can do it indoor (depend the temperature in the house).

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but to start from seeds takes a lot of time and harder

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 9, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10, all year in hardiness zone 11

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, snails, aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design and dead part

Size of the plant:
5-14 cm, 2-6 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water, do not overwater and better to let it dry between watering

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade (with light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a pot / planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, grow in pot that 20%-30% bigger than the roots ball, also the drainage of the soil it’s important, better to use for soil potting soil and in the bottom to put something inert like lava grit, but after few years drainage of the soil not function the same so need to change it to new soil

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White the flowers shape it’s pipe with entrance in star shape

Scientific name:

Adromischus cristatus

How to grow Adromischus cristatus

Adromischus cristatus care

Growing Adromischus cristatus

Adromischus cristatus


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Subshrub
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 9