Adromischus marianae grow and care – subshrub succulent of the genus Adromischus, Adromischus marianae perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental and its drought tolerant plant and easy to care, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.
Leaves color green, red, yellow and also mixed, can be with dots in ovate shape and can be with pointed top.
How to grow Adromischus marianae – growing and care:
Well drained soil, sandy soil
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seeds (explanation bellow) / Vegetative reproduction – cutting leaf, cut the leaf or cut in the base of the leaf with hand not anything sharp and wait at least 24 hours or if not cut in the base or cut with sharp object need wait few days to few weeks until the tissue will hill, put it in well-drained soil, and water it every few days small amount of water, let in dry but not fully dry, after few weeks to month it start to grow root, better to start cutting indoor with sterile soil reduce the amount of pests.
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but to start from seeds takes a lot of time and harder
Difficulties or problems when growing: ?
Planting season: Spring to summer in hardiness zone 9, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10, all year in hardiness zone 11
Pests and diseases: Slugs, snails, aphids
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Just for design and dead part
Size of the plant: 5-14 cm, 2-6 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water, do not overwater and better to let it dry between watering
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Half Shade / Full Shade (with light)
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes
Growing is also possible in a pot / planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, grow in pot that 20%-30% bigger than the roots ball, also the drainage of the soil it’s important, better to use for soil potting soil and in the bottom to put something inert like lava grit or “little rocks” in the bottom, put soil of the cactus potting mix, but after few years drainage of the soil not function the same so need to change it to new soil
Bloom season? Spring / Summer
General information about the flower: Pink or red the flowers shape its pipe with entrance in star shape
How to grow from seeds
Sow in half shade to full shade location or with light but be aware that colder the season sow in more sun hotter full shade, better sandy soil or well ventilated soil like cactus potting mix and good drainage is important
Saving seeds and care until sowing: Dry and dark place in room temperature
Sowing season: spring but possible in autumn and winter in hot climate, in summer put it in full shade, in hardiness zone 10a spring to summer, hardiness zone 10b spring to autumn, hardiness zone 11 all year
Planting spacing: 20-30cm, (8-12 inches)
Depth of Sowing: 0.5cm, (0.25inches)
Conditions for seeds germinate: Moist soil but do not over water and don’t let it dry
Watering requires for Seeds: Small amount of water / Average amount of water, keep the soil lightly moist and do not overwater and don’t let it fully dry
Germination time: 2-4 weeks
Condition of seedling: Light with moist soil and well ventilated soil