(Haw.) Lem., (1852)
Adromischus cristatus is a species of succulents from the Crassulaceae family, endemic to the eastern cape of South Africa. It is a perennial with short erect branches 20-50 mm long covered with fine aerial roots. Leaves are green to gray-green, with undulating margin, and generally measuring 20-40 x 5-13 mm. During the springtime, it sends up long narrow stalks for its flowers, which are tubular in shape and white in color with hints of red. Common names for this plant include "Key Lime Pie" and "Crinkle Leaf Plant."
This plant grows best given bright light and good airflow. Plant in cacti/succulent potting soil for ample drainage and provide water when the soil is dry. Water less frequently during the winter. While hardy down to freezing temperatures (32°F or 0°C), avoid exposure to frost.
The A. cristatus is in USDA hardiness zone 10.
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- The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 30 July 2016
- The Succulent Plant Page: Adromischus, retrieved 10 Nov 2016
- Jardin Fleuriste; Journal General des Progres et des Interets Horticoles et Botaniques. Ghent 2(Misc.):60. 1852.
- JSTOR entry
- USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) entry
- The Plant Library at CactusShop.com