Adromischus maculatus: How to Grow and Care for Chocolate Drop

Adromischus maculatus Chocolate Drop

Scientific name: Adromischus maculatus

Common name: Chocolate Drop

There are purple spots on this grey-green Succulent. It is a great plant for beginners and does well indoors. White, tube-shaped flowers can be seen in the summer.

Quick Look at Adromischus maculatus

  • Bright indoor light
  • Typical water needs for a succulent. Sensitive to over-watering.
  • Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) wide
  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by leaves
  • Can be toxic to humans and animals
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Adromischus maculatus ‘Calico Hearts’

It is a perfect plant for beginning growers. It does well in bright light. It forms small clusters outdoors. It does very well in rock gardens.


Adromischus maculatus is sensitive to water. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors.

You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.

How to Propagate Adromischus maculatus ‘Calico Hearts’

Pick a healthy leaf and propagating ‘Calico hearts’ is easy. Remove it from the main plant by twisting the leaf. If you take a bit of the stem with the leaf, you should not leave any of the leaf on it.

Allow the leaf to be calloused for several days, and then lay on the soil. Water when the soil has dried. After roots and a leaf have appeared, plant the new growth.


  1. Adromischus maculatus (Chocolate Drop) – Wikipedia

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