Adromischus marianiae 'Little Spheroid'
Adromischus marianae 'Little Spheroid', Adromischus 'Little Spheroid'
Adromischus marianiae 'Little Spheroid' is a small, much-branched succulent with thick stems and grey-green to grayish-brown leaves. The leaves are subspherical to elliptic, up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long, and arranged in a spiral on the branches. The inflorescence is a spike-like thyrse with an up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall flowered cyme. Flowers are pale pink and up to 0.5 inches (1.2 cm) long.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Many species are easy to grow in any free-draining, gritty compost. Their compact habit allows a collection to be maintained in a small space, and they grow well on any sunny window ledge or the top shelf of the greenhouse. Water mostly from spring to fall and let them dry out between waterings. Adromischus tolerates cool, frost-free conditions during the winter if kept dry. It is as well to keep water off the foliage during the winter. Mealybugs and vine weevils can be discouraged with a systemic insecticide.
Adromischus can be propagated from a single leaf, which should be placed against the side of the pot so that the stem end is just touching the compost. Some species drop their leaves easily, and although each leaf will form a new plant, it can be a challenge to grow a large specimen. In other cases, leaves for propagation must be carefully detached with a sharp knife.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Adromischus.
This succulent is a cultivar of Adromischus marianiae. The name Adromischus marianiae 'Little Spheroid' was first published by John Pilbeam, Chris Rodgerson, and Derek Tribble in 1998.
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