Adromischus cristatus

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Common Name:

Crinkle Plant


South Africa


Synonym: Cotyledon cristata
Family: Crassulaceae

Small plant with thick squat branches, and succulent tapered leaves with a truncate wavy end. Large plants can produce a very fat succulent base that could be considered a caudex.

Endemic to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, where it is found growing smashed between rock crevices.

This is a relatively slow growing plant that does well outdoors if protected from excessive winter rain. It is from a summer rainfall region so it should be watered every 1 to 2 weeks from March through October, and kept dryer in the winter. Plant in a well draining cactus and succulent media.


Temperature: Hardy to 25F

Full Sun to Part Sun

Ultra Soil Blend

Low Water

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