Adromischus marianiae 'Herrei'
Adromischus marianae 'Herrei', Adromischus marianae f. herrei, Adromischus marianiae f. herrei, Adromischus herrei, Cotyledon herrei
Adromischus marianiae 'Herrei' is a small succulent shrub with many thin and very short branches. It slowly grows and can reach up to 4 inches (10 cm) in height. The leaves are green to reddish-brown or purple and become grey and waxy as they age. They are roundish in cross-section, irregularly warty, and slightly grooved in the upper part and can grow up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) long.
The flowers are green, tinged with pink, and can reach up to 0.5 inches (1.2 cm) in length.
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, growing a large specimen can be challenging. In other cases, leaves for propagation must be carefully detached with a sharp knife.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Adromischus.
Adromischus marianiae 'Herrei' is a cultivar of Adromischus marianiae discovered by Dr. Hans Herre (1895-1979) in 1929 and named after him. He was curator of the Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden from 1925 to 1962.
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