Adromischus marianiae alveolatus


Adromischus marianiae alveolatus is native to South Africa and a cultivar of the marianiae. It grows in granite rock face crevices. Leaves are actually clusters of textured green sub-spherical protrusions with a notably rough surface. Low-lying, this Adromischus will remain fairly short in height, reaching only up to about 6 inches tall. Notoriously difficult to cultivate, this plant is not for the faint of heart! Nevertheless, it makes for a unique, otherworldly specimen in an arid plant collection.

Please note: Every plant will vary in size, color and shape from the one pictured. Plant ships bare root. Soil included according to plant size.

Adromischus marianiae alveolatus is native to the Eastern Cape of South Africa


Give Adromischus marianiae alveolatus plenty of direct sun with partial shade during the harshest afternoon hours. It will not tolerate full shade. They thrive in morning or late afternoon sun. If possible give them a spot in a sill with south-eastern or south-western exposure.


This plant is super low-maintenance from a watering standpoint. Its semi-spherical succulent leaves retain plenty of moisture, so be sure to let the soil dry out completely between waterings. When you do water, water thoroughly, fully saturating the soil. In the winter, when these plants are not actively growing, ease up on watering even more. The easiest way to kill this plant is by overwatering it.

Tula's Tip

These plants will propagate easily by leaf cuttings. Let leaf callus before planting in a gritty cactus/succulent mix. Try to keep the leaf upright so that the roots are able to grow downward. Keep warm and moist while rooting. Fertilize: Fertilization of this plant is generally not necessary. If you want to refresh your soil or give your plant a boost during the growing season, you can feed it monthly with a fertilizer for cacti and succulents. Fertilize only during the spring and summer, when the plant is actively growing.


Approx. 3" tall x 3-4" at the widest point. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.



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