Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus is a tiny, much-branched succulent that can grow up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) high. Stems are thick, ascending, commonly restricted at the base, and up to 0.8 inches (2 centimeters) long, and are also approximately 0.2 inches (0.5 centimeters) in diameter.
Leaves are straight to put up, typically balanced, sub-spherical to obovate or elliptic, warty, often with little tubercles, grey-green to grayish-brown, approximately 1.4 inches (3.5 centimeters) long as well as much as 0.8 inches (2 centimeters) broad. Blossoms are eco-friendly, touched with pink, as well as much as 0.5 inches (1.2 centimeters) long.
Adromischus marianiae ‘Alveolatus’.
Synonyms of Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus
Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus, Adromischus alveolatus.
Scientific category of Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus
Family members: Crassulaceae.
Origin and habitat: Cape District, Little Namaqualand, South Africa.
Locality: 8 miles north of Concordia when traveling to Goodhouse.
Habitat: It grows in cracks on subjected sloping granite rock faces, together with a variety of fern, Euphorbia dregeana, Ruschia frutescens, Ruschia albiflora, Othonna euphorbioides, Senecio cephalophora, and also Conophytum pellucidum.
Description of Adromischus marianiae f. Alveolatus
Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus is among the countless morphological and geographical variations of the variable Adromischus marianae. It is a naturally occurring type that resembles Adromischus marianae f. herrei identified by strange leaves which are much shorter and less acute, typically a lot more durable, and also with an extremely harsh surface.
Tubercles are developed periodically, and usually, these fused to develop minute and also irregularly reticulate, reduced rounded ridges. A few of these plants are rather remarkable in shape.
Habit: It is a much-branched tiny seasonal leave succulent, with thick stems.
Roots: The plant has tuberous roots, sometimes proceeded in fat fibrous roots.
Stem: 1 to 2 centimeters long, and is up to 5 mm in size, thick rising usually tightened at the base, light tan-green or yellow-green, occasionally creamy colored, whitish or rugose.
Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus leaves
Up to 3.5 centimeters long and around 20 mm wide, shortly petiolate, subopposite to sub-rosulate, usually symmetrical, sub-spherical to obovate or elliptic, horizontal to erect, longer than broad, typically caniculate above, tappered at both ends, verrucose (warty), and usually alveolate, in some cases with little tubercles, unspotted, grey-green to grey brownish with a thick flower.
Base wedge-shaped. Margin just a little raised and also not horny, the peak often subacute.
Basic spike-like thyrse, with 1-flowered cyme 10-25 centimeters high, peduncle approximately 17 centimeters long, and up to 2.5 mm thick, glaucous, in some cases zig-zag, lower 4 centimeters with about 5 mm thick, triangular, pulverulent sterile bracts 1 or more mm large as well as 2 mm long; rachis 10 – 15 centimeters.
Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus flowers
Buds terete, a little grooved. Flowers up to 15 upright, solitary, typically spirally organized about 1 centimeter apart, periodically a lot more crowded to practically opposite.
Pedicels pulverulent, white, 4 to 7 mm long, 2 to 3 mm thick, 1 to 1.2 centimeters long light pink, with 5 flowers basally integrated to develop a greyish-white round tube, progressively tapered towards the tip, upright in the beginning, spreading out later. Corolla-lobes 2 to 3 mm long, and also 2 mm large, triangular, severe, spreading out or recurved, pulverulent white with purple margins, harsh and also with club-shaped hairs generally in the throat.
Anthers not extending from the corolla tube. Perianth tube glaucous, yellow-colored at the base, green above, maroon at the peak, light green inside, 15 mm long, 5 mm across, hardly pumped up, tightened just below the mouth, the cross-section at mid-point pentagonal.
Filaments in 2 rows at about mid-tube, about 5 mm long, green. Anthers consist of oblong, luscious yellow. Carpels 10 to 11 mm long, green, smooth, subulate, the designs quickly tightening, light yellowish green coloration, the stigmas consisted of Nectary ranges about 1.7 mm long and also wide yellow.
Seeds: Extremely small.
Subspecies of Adromischus marianae group
- Adromischus geyeri Hutchison: has terete, milky, multicolor reddish-brown, grey-green leaves with a rounded tip. The horny margin is usually not noticeable at the tip.
Distribution: South Namibia. Ruby Location No. 1.
- Adromischus marianae (Marloth) A.Berger: (var. marianiae) has grey to red darker markings along the leaves. It has the lengthiest margin along the top side of each leave of any type of various other variety.
Distribution: Cederberg around Clanwilliam.
- Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus (Hutchison) Pilbeam: comparable to f. herrei yet with leaves which are much shorter and less acute, usually extra durable, and also with an extremely rough surface. Distribution: north of Concordia.
- Adromischus marianae var. antidorcatum (Poelln.) Pilbeam: has a rough leave surface that resembles to A. marianiae “immaculatus”. Consists of types with short leaves. it is extremely variable.
Distribution: Namaqualand, West. & South Bushmanland.
- Adromischus marianae var. hallii (Hutchison) Toelken: has the widest, thickest leaves within the A. marianiae complex. Leaves are milky, red yet grey-green spotted forms have actually been discovered. Distribution: South Namibia, North & West Bushmanland.
- Adromischus marianae f. herrei (W.F.Barker) Pilbeam: has the roughest leaves and also can appear like dried out raisins! It is a little plant, characterized by petiolate leaves, slim stems, and thin inflorescences.
Distribution: Namaqualand seaside hills.
- Adromischus marianae var. immaculatus Uitewaal: has round leaves, but with terrific variant in marking and texture. It generally has slightly rough leaves.
Distribution: South Namaqualand, Knersvlakte.
- Adromischus marianae var. kubusensis (Uitewaal) Toelken: Extremely variable in leave form, the plain, grey-green leaves differ from long-cylindrical to short-fat.
Distribution: Richtersveld hills.
- Adromischus marianae cv. Little Spheroid: has really strange as well as excellent round leaves.
Distribution: Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Cultivation and propagation of Adromischus marianiae f. Alveolatus
Adromischus marianae is the most gorgeous succulent but hardly seen in growing. It is not the most convenient type to grow, and it is extremely vulnerable to decaying or rotting, both at the peak of winter or summer season.
Growth rate: It is a fairly quick-growing variety.
Soil: Use mineral well-permeable substratum with extremely little raw material (peat, humus). It requires the best drain to grow.
Repotting: Repotting every 2 to 3 years. As Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus is particularly susceptible to rot if under-pot in a smaller-sized container full of really permeable garden compost. Use pot with great drain. All varieties of this category are more than happy in small pots.
Sunlight: It grows finest in a partly shaded area. If subjected to lunchtime sunlight, it got sunburnt. I would certainly not recommend that any kind of Adromischus be grown in shade, as they quickly become atypical in this condition.
Hardiness: Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus needs a minimum temperature level of about 5°C (However, it is hardy down to -7°C for short durations), with excellent drain and also dry in winter season to withstand the cold.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 ° F (− 1.1°C) to 50°F (+10°C).
Watering Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus
It takes much more water than cacti, but allows the soil to dry completely in between wetting, in the wild, it gets rainfall primarily in springtime as well as autumn. Must have a completely dry environment. Water much less in the wintertime but do not allow it to shrivel.
Pest and diseases of Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus
Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus is prone to mealybugs and hardly scale. It is susceptible to rotting from the tuberous base or from dried inflorescences.
If the plants are not watered as well as “aired” appropriately, fungicides will not help much in this condition
Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus maintenance
As Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus grows, the center ends up being bare. Reactivate it from side cuttings and toss away the main component when it does. Remove the flower spokes before the wintertime.
How to grow and propagate Adromischus marianiae f. Alveolatus
Usually, propagation of Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus is done from single leaves (leave cuttings) or stem cuttings, seed propagation is hardly used. Leaves conveniently root and create brand-new plants.
Spin-off a leave and allow it to dry for some days, lay it on the soil and place the stem end partly right into the soil. The original leave should be left and not removed until it has dried completely.
Try to make the leave stand upright to make sure that the roots have the ability to grow downward. Bottom watering by submersing the container is recommended if grown in a container.