Adromischus maculatus a.k.a. “chocolate-drop” is a nice succulent with fairly flat wedge-shaped leaves, though thick, which are beautifully marked in chocolate colour giving them a marbled appearance.
Adromischus maculatus is a fairly easy succulent to grow and one of the easier Adromischus species tolerating some frost. It develops quite a massive caudex with age, but plant rarely blooms indoors. The plant has a very short, somewhat woody, decumbent to prostrate up to 15 cm long, little branched stem. The leaves are obovate, spatulate or oblanceolate, dorsiventrally flattened, tip obtuse and often mucronate or notched, (25-)30-70(-100) x (15-)20-35(-40) mm, rounded, usually abruptly wedge-shaped but rarely subpetiolate, and with horny margin all round the leaf, green, grey-green to greyish brown, glossy sometimes almost scarlet from the sun rays and with or without dark purple spots, but growing a dark green colour under bushes. The young plants are often without spots.