Adromischus cooperi

Native to South Africa, this compact succulent produces fleshy dark silver-green leaves with purple blotches and pinkish crinkled margins. Their compact habit makes them ideal as houseplants in small pots in sunny positions, or as a feature plant in the garden. They have attractive and interesting patterns and marks on their leaves which are most apparent if the plant lives in full sunlight.

Common Names: Plover Eggs

Height: Grows to about 10cm tall.

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Requires well-drained soil, and only moderate watering. The soil should be allowed to dry between watering, rather than kept perpetually damp.

Flowers: Produces a flower spike with tiny pink, trumpet-shaped flowers in spring.

Propagation: By removing and replanting offsets or leaves.

Care: Very low-maintenance plant in suitable growing conditions. Keep in well-draining soil, and protect from frosty conditions.