Adromischus Maculatus

Calico Hearts Succulent – Adromischus Maculatus Care USA 2021

Adromischus Maculatus ‘Calico Hearts’ Succulent

Adromischus Maculatus ‘Calico Hearts Succulent‘ also known as Chocolate Drop, as the name suggests it has Gray-Green colored oval flat leaves and violate colored folio on the tip-side of the leaves.

Calico hearts succulent is recommended for beginners who are trying to learn and at the initial stage of gardening.

Calico hearts plant or Chocolate drop is easy to cultivate and grow as compared to the other succulents.

The Calico Heart is famous as an indoor plant due to its beautiful looks and multicolored leaves, which definitely sets a beautiful look to your indoor space such as living room, bedroom, kitchen, and your preferred areas.

I am sure you will get plenty of information you need for your garden and home décor. This article illustrates cultivation methods, procedures, basic requirements, and some valuable resources.

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How to Propagate ‘Calico Hearts’ Succulent?

The Adromischus maculatus ‘Calico Hearts’ also called Succulent with purple spots can be cultivated from a healthy leaf.

To propagate by leaf Cultivation Method, choose a healthy and well-developed leaf. Then remove it from the main or mother plant by twisting gently. After collecting leaves from the main plant allow it to callous-over for several days. The prepared cuttings are ready to plant on well-draining soil.


If you cut a little bit of stem along with the leaf that would be fine too, and it will help to sprout the new plant or succulent.

Where to Plant ‘Adromischus Maculatus ‘Calico Hearts’?

The selection of soil is an extremely important part of the cultivation process for Calico Hearts Succulent.

  • Soil – Sand or Loam (Well-draining) in full sun
  • Soil pH – Acid, Alkaline Neutral

The zones (8 – 11) where the temperature ranges less than 20 F (-6.7 degree C); would be a great atmosphere because it’s not cold resilient. You can use a different variety of containers; so it would be much easier to shift them indoor or outdoor according to your preferences.

In my view, I use designer containers that look so beautiful with succulents. It certainly set a beautiful look to your home and garden décor.


The 6 hours of full sunlight nurtures it so well. Choose a particular place in your garden where full sunlight or indoor lighting conditions are suitable.

Calico hearts plant

How to Care ‘Calico Hearts’ Succulent?

Taking care of Calico hearts Succulent is relatively stress-free. Follow subsequent easy steps and you are done:

  • Light Requirement
    1. Indoor Plantation: at least 6 hours of full sunlight daily.
    2. Outdoor Plantation: 6 hours of filtered sunlight is more than enough.

  • Temperature Requirement

Adromischus Maculatus requires a minimum temperature of about 20 F (-6.7 degree C). If you are living in the northern hemisphere, locate the plant in a southern-facing window. However, the temperature requirements may vary as per plant varieties and species.

  • Soil and Pot Selection

A well-draining soil is ideal for Adromischus Maculatus ‘Calico Hearts’. Moreover, a vital factor is the pot selection, where the plant finds home to them. The pot or container with holes will facilitate an easier way to drain the unnecessary water.

These days, a stylish container comes with such holes, which add both appearances and practical water draining functionality.

  • Watering Practices

The Adromischus Maculatus ‘Calico Hearts’ has similar watering requirements as most succulents. The ‘soak and dry’ method works best for these species of the plant.

Most succulents grow best by ‘Soak and Dry’ watering practices. The Calico hearts plant is no exception. In this method, soak the soil properly then allow it to dry completely. Adapting regular watering practices may halt the development of Calico Hearts succulents, and they may not survive!

Quick Summary:

  • Plant Type – Plantae (Succulent)
  • Plant Family – Crassulaceae
  • Full Sun, Partial Sun
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • The plant grows up to 8” (20 cm) tall
  • The plant grows up to 8’’ (20 cm) wide
  • Spacing – 30” (76 cm)
  • Maintenance – Low
  • Watering – Low, Average
  • Soil – Sand or Loam (Well-draining)
  • Soil pH – Acid, Alkaline Neutral, sandy or gravelly
  • Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C
  • Propagation by Leaves.
  • Season – Spring, Summer, and Winter
  • Characteristics: Showy Flowers and Evergreen.
  • Can be toxic to humans and animals



Hi there! By profession I am a Mechanical Engineer; though, I have a keen interest in gardens, plants and succulents. I hope you like my articles on beautiful succulents and plants. Happy  Gardening!!!

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