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Care of the plant Adromischus cooperi or Cotyledon cooperi.

Care of the plant Adromischus cooperi or Cotyledon cooperi

The Adromischus genus, from the Crassulaceae family, is made up of 30 species of succulent plants native to South Africa. Some species are: Adromischus cooperi, Adromischus schuldtianus, Adromischus mammillaris, Adromischus marianiae, Adromischus triflorus, Adromischus cristatus, Adromischus caryophyllaceus.

It's also known by the scientific name of Cotyledon cooperi.

They are small succulent plants with characteristic thick green leaves with dark spots (reddish if given the right light) and spatulate shape. They produce small flowers that are not decorative.

Due to their small size, they are often used in pots as indoor, balcony or terrace plants or to create succulent mini-gardens.

The Adromischus cooperi prefers illuminated exposure without receiving direct sunlight in the middle of the day. It is better to protect them in winter from temperatures below 5ºC.

The soil can be a mixture, in equal parts, of siliceous sand and leaf mulch; You can also use a commercial substrate for cacti and succulents.

Water moderately, waiting for the soil to dry completely before re-watering. In winter, water once a month at the most.

They do not need pruning or special fertilizations.

They are easy to grow plants that do not usually suffer from the usual pests and diseases but are sensitive to excess watering.

Propagation is made from seeds sown in the spring in sandy soil or through leaf cuttings in spring.

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Adromischus cooperi
Adromischus cooperi
Adromischus cooperi
Adromischus cooperi
 

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