Adromischus Maculatus | How To Grow Adromischus, A Rare And Fascinating Group Of Succulents

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How To Grow Adromischus, A Rare And Fascinating Group Of Succulents


Adromischus are a rare and interesting group of succulents found from Southern Africa through to Namibia. In this video. James Lucas, from Succulents, Australia choses had a pot and repot add Romiska s. He also talks about watering techniques, fertilizer and general growing conditions at the end of the video. We’ll look at some of the rare and new varieties of Adromischus becoming available. These pots generally have large holes in the bottom for drainage, good drainage. There also don’t forget it allows air flow in there as well. That’s what you should be looking for in a succulent pot, so you cover that hole so the soil mix doesn’t. Come out, we buy some mesh and cover it like. So this is their normal mix here, and this is like good for general succulents, such a severe impact, if items for that type of thing but and remissnes’s off, you’ll need a little bit extra drainage and more gravel in the mix because they really do grow on sort of Praxian rocks where the drainage is really, really good, so I use a coarse gravel three to four mil gravel here. I add a little bit to our normal mix here and mix it up such as that, and I start this by just putting a little bit in the bottom so that the roots have something to grow into, so they’re not seen yet on the bottom this. I add a little bit of my blend of fertilizer, which is dolomite, lime, 3-month Osmocote and a soft nitrogen to white. That’s the white ones here soft nitrogen to get a movie that’s more than enough Adromischus you should not feed too much before they get too big leaved and they lose their shape. Squeeze and a little bit to soften it up and ease them out now. One problem with Adromischu’s they drop their leaves very easily. So your ease your plant hit like that, and you can see where some leaves are dropped off and weave and have some babies here. I like to tease that by running your fingers around the bottom. Get the bottom out! Loosen the roots. We pick it up carefully under the bond. Yeah, the problem is this look here and remissnes’s do lose their leaves. So don’t handle them rough and hold it. Pinch it at the bottom on the roots on the root ball. And you run your hand around the sides like this, then. Use your thumb. Tuck it in around the edges. You go, Pat even it out, and then we can get some gravel and top it off, so tilt on side. Help the gravel get in underneath their leaves there. This is a drama she’s. Mary on a tenure. Yeah, this one’s quite dehydrated so to put this one. It’s a bit different to some of the other and remissnes’s because it actually has a heavy root system, which some people call cortex now. I’ve prepared this by taking off the flowers and give it a squeeze. Ease it out and in here, you can see that big heavy root system and it sort of forms this and spreads over the ground with many heads on it. It is solid, all solid stem underneath here, and it’s often was good idea to lift it up a little bit, so you can see this stem later, so we’re going to put it into this pot now the way. I figure should be done little little in the bottom, just a little bit of food. You don’t want this one growing too fast, cuz? It really is a miniature. It’s pretty happen easy. How the roots in there then go around the edges. I feel like two different grab or mister Contrast session, try and get it in the center. So you got a bit of movement here. Don’t get your mixes to settle in time, so you’re. I reckon then start putting them a little over full and it will settle down okay here. We got a special. Greville from Central Australia Ironstone. It’s a It’s a really nice contrast to your plants. And what makes your plants really moved out of the pot now? I think you lift it up a little bit and you can just see their cortex developing your net. You know, if and then another 12 months. I think this one is a very slow growing plan. That’ll absolutely fantastic in there. This is a slightly older plant. This is probably four years old and starting to develop stems. So I actually think this is probably really super tall or pop tests or show off those type of stems again. Lift it out by holding down here. Don’t knock around the leaves. All the Mariano types give these big underground roots and we’re going to expose these by lifting them up a little bit. See, they’re the feeder roots. This does nothing a little bit of food, Not much hipper firm down. Lift your plant up a little bit. If you want to show those stems off. I think we use a bit of a pinkish gravel. This really lovely color and here we have lifted it up a bit and when you can start to see the stems after root disturbance. I generally feel you should leave the plant. Sit for a week before you start. Watering them. Rots can occur where roots have been damaged in potting, or, you know, handling there could be damage and you can’t get. Rock coming up in the plant. So generally speaking, it’s in a very dry mix. I like to let it sit for a week. These plants can go months without rain so one week and a dry potting mix isn’t going to hurt it so probably after a week ten days. I would probably give these a water in winter if you don’t have good ventilation. I wouldn’t water on top because you can get fungal issues in the plant. So these possums are song with beat holes. You can actually sit into water and it can capillary action up without keeping the foliage dry, but here during the summer months, it’s fine to water on top. If you’ve got good ventilation, you can happily water on top, but if you get rid of these leaf stems that which might get fungus on them later in the year and that’s the autumn maintenance program is removing all the flower stems and remissnes’s are tough and they’re actually quite slow growing. Some are faster like this one here. But generally speaking, a good specimen probably should be potted once a year with some fresh food and the best time for doing this is probably just before the growing season, which is now it’s actually autumn tomorrow. I think and I think we’ve it’s got a new bit of food. Fresh soil. It will grow well over the next sort of six or seven months before. Nick Summer’s rest time and these are some new unusual ones for Australia. That have not been out here very long. This is a very rare, very gated one. This is Japanese. Originally here. We have little spheroid or sometimes called a little spheroid jimp. This is another! Maryanne a type. Believe it or not, even with this really, really tiny leaves. This is Lvl Artis! I believe I’m not convinced yet. Flowers will tell the tale later on, but this one has spots clearly marked on it with a lvl artis style shaped leaf. This is a new one now. We can’t name this one yet, cuz, but it. Evelyn gets really good. Pink edges around it, but quite thin left, unlike some of the fat ones, but again, a very compact, slow growing plant flowers will help me name it. And this is a new one filly course. I think this is the prize of them. All went out in the Sun. These spots go brilliant red and then the background of its green. So the underneath is green with brilliant red spots more. Sun, it gets the more brilliant red. It goes and this will be a really beautiful plant when it grows. That’s it for Edgar, Miss cos. If you have any questions, ask them in the box below. For more information on a range of succulents and many other garden plants subscribe to the Youtube channel. And good luck with your gardening.