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Adromischus cooperi-plover egg plant profile

Written by Maggie

Feb 23 2021

Adromischus cooperi-plover egg plant profile

The plover egg plant, scientific name Adromischus cooperi, is a perennial herb that grows in a sunny, cool, dry environment. The plover egg plant can also grow normally in semi-shade. Too much shade will cause poor growth.

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Morphological characteristics of plover egg plant

The Plover egg plant (Adromischus cooperi) is short, short stem grayish-brown. Leaves are basically long cylindrical, the lower part of the very long section is almost cylindrical, the upper part is slightly wide, slightly flat, nearly ovoid, 2.5 ~ 5 cm long, 1 ~ 2 cm wide, the back of the leaf is round and convex, the front side is flat, the top leaf margin has wavy wrinkles, the epidermis is hairless, shiny, the leaf color is grey-green with dark purple spots. Inflorescences of The plover egg plant are 25 cm tall, cylinder cylindrical, 1 cm long, green above, purple below, corolla 5-lobed, purple, margin white.

Ecological habits of plover egg plant

The plover egg plant (Adromischus cooperi) basically stops growing in summer when the temperature is high. It is advisable to keep ventilation, avoid hot sun exposure, and pay attention to watering sparingly. Winter temperature requirements are not high, more than 7℃ can normal growth, should be appropriate watering, to keep the soil moderately moist, and give sufficient sunshine; If you water in moderation, make the plover egg plant (Adromischus cooperi) dormant, can also withstand the low temperature of 3℃. The growing season for the cold season should master the "dry thoroughly pouring" watering principle, prevent soil water, otherwise easy to rot.

Every 20 days or so can be applied once "low nitrogen high phosphorus, potassium" compound fertilizer or cooked rarefied liquid fertilizer. If there is dust on the leaf surface, The plover egg plant (Adromischus cooperi) can be sprayed with water at the appropriate temperature to wash. Every 1 ~ 2 years for a basin, the basin soil can be mixed with some leaf rot soil vermiculite, coarse sand or perlite, if add some vegetation ash and rotten bone powder effect is better.

Distribution area of the plover egg plant

Adapted area: Cape province of South Africa and Namibia.

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The plover egg plant propagation methods

The propagation of The plover egg plant (Adromischus cooperi) can be used for cutting leaves, except in summer when the temperature is high, more than 10 can be carried out, select robust and substantial leaves, air 1~2 days later, and put them on the soil, and soon they will take root and germinate, but it is not suitable for premature transplantation. 

The plover egg plant growing methods

The plover egg plant (Adromischus cooperi) stops growing at high temperatures in summer and should be ventilated.

Prevent the scorching sun insolation, pay attention to water. Winter temperature requirements are not high, more than 7℃ can normal growth, The plover egg plant (Adromischus cooperi) should be appropriate watering, to keep the soil moderately moist, and give sufficient sunshine; If you water in moderation, make The plover egg plant (Adromischus cooperi) dormant, can also withstand the low temperature of 3℃. The growing season for the cold season should master the "dry thoroughly pouring" watering principle, prevent soil water, otherwise easy to rot. Every 20 days or so can be applied once "low nitrogen high phosphorus, potassium" compound fertilizer or cooked rarefied liquid fertilizer. If there is dust on the leaf surface, The plover egg plant (Adromischus cooperi) can be sprayed with water at the appropriate temperature to wash. Every 1 ~ 2 years for a basin, the basin soil can be mixed with some leaf rot soil vermiculite, coarse sand or perlite, if add some vegetation ash and rotten bone powder effect is better. 

Garden use of the plover egg plant

The plover egg plant (Adromischus cooperi) has a unique leaf shape, unique color, small plant shape and shallow root system. The plover egg plant (Adromischus cooperi) should be planted in small and shallow flowerpots to decorate windowsills, desks and other places with unique interest.

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