Adromischus Marianiae Little Spheroid | An Unusual Plant |

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid are cute plants and they can steal anybody’s attention by their amazing looks. They are originally from South Africa and their natural habitat would usually be coastal mountains.

Adromischus Marianiae Little Spheroid

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid are also known as little spheroid. These beauties  are such adorable plants. Further their ability to blossom with flowers is one more added advantage of having  these plants.

The highlight of the Adromischus marianiae little spheroid are their red fleshy leaves when they go through stress.

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid are low maintenance plants which literally means anybody can cultivate them be it a fresher in gardening or an experienced one in gardening.

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid plants are so refreshing and it is becoming a trend to cultivate these amazingly beautiful plants. Adromischus marianiae little spheroid  plants are a variant from Adromischus marianiae.

So, if you are curious to know how to cultivate these plants, I urge you to go through this article since this article will give you an insight on how to care for them from scratch.

In addition to that I will be explaining the special care tips you need to practice, the common bugs and illnesses they may come across and lastly on how to propagate them as well. So, brace yourself and commence reading this article if you are eager to discover about these plants.

How do I identify Adromischus marianiae little spheroid?

Adromischus marianiae plants usually grow as branched plants. Further they are more like small perennial leaf succulents where they would carry thick stems.

And they may carry fat fibrous roots occasionally. Adromischus marianiae little spheroid stem would be short and thick. Besides, their leaves would be about 2-3 cm in length.

Those leaves would arrange in a spiral manner around the main stem. Further they may arise from sub spherical to elliptic manner as well. Those leaves would be more like slightly concave too.

Furthermore, Adromischus marianiae little spheroid leaves would be either faintly verrucose or smooth. Color wise, they would be either gray green to  gray brown.

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid leaf edges would be truncated. These plants would attain a maximum height of 30 cm ( 12 inches ).

Furthermore they would be about 60 cm ( 24 inches ) broad when they are fully mature. Besides you could identify these plants by their flowering activity as well. The flower cyme would be about 10-25 cm tall and you could spot it in gray green color.

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid blooms would be pale pink in color. They would emerge with flowers during early spring to late summer.

The Adromischus marianiae little spheroid blooms would be slightly grooved and they would be 1-1.2 cm in length. The flowers comprise 5 petals. Further the flowers may also  carry purple margins too. Lastly, Adromischus marianiae little spheroid would produce very small seeds as well.

Size of the plant 

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid, would get as tall as  30 cm ( 12 inches ) when they reach maturity.  Furthermore they would be about 60 cm ( 24 inches ) broad at maturity.

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Growth rate

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid are a rapidly growing set of plants.

Adromischus Marianiae Little Spheroid

Onelook care guide

Botanical NameAdromischus marianiae little spheroid
Common Namelittle spheroid
Plant TypeSucculent
Mature SizeMaximum height of 30 cm ( 12 inches ) 
Width about 60 cm ( 24 inches )
Sun ExposureFull sunlight to partial shade
Soil TypeWell draining
Soil pH5.0-7.0 ( Neutral to acidic)
Bloom TimeEarly spring to late summer
Flower ColorPale pink
Hardiness Zones10a 10 11b from 30 degrees Fahrenheit ( -1.1 degrees Celsius ) 
50 degrees Fahrenheit ( 10 degrees Celsius)
Native AreaSouth Africa
Average price 12.5 USD

How do you take care of the Adromischus marianiae little spheroid?

Light Requirement 

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid need to have ample sunlight to perform vigorously. So , I recommend leaving these plants exposed to full sunlight in the morning and partial shade during the intensely heated hours of the day.

The morning full sunlight is not harsh and too intense. However if you even accidently expose them to midday direct sunlight, chances are that it would burn your precious plants.

Having said that, it is vital that you expose the plants to ample sunlight as only then they can form in the vibrant colors they are used to growing.

On that note, if you have cultivated these plants indoors for too long and wish to take them out during summer, you need to slowly expose them for sunlight as unless it would result in sunburns. 

Having said that, if you are growing them indoors and if they are lacking adequate sunlight, you may consider making use of grow lights to enhance the sunlight levels.

Temperature and humidity

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid are used to grow in tropical climates which literally means they would perform well in warmer temperatures.

Avoid exposing the plants for temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius. Further they would not prefer to grow in  dry heat also.

So, it is always best to keep them away from extreme colder temperatures and from too intense temperature levels too.

So, if you had placed these plants outdoors and if any extreme colder weather is forecasted, you need to immediately bring them indoors as if you expose the plants to those unhealthy conditions, it will result in so many adverse effects.

Is it cold hardy?

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid are a little cold hardy. As aforesaid they are cold hardy up to  10 degrees Celsius. ( 50 degrees Fahrenheit).

Growth Zone 

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid would grow firmly and  vigorously in USDA hardiness zones 10a 10 11b from 30 degrees Fahrenheit ( -1.1 degrees Celsius )  to 50 degrees Fahrenheit ( 10 degrees Celsius).

Watering Requirement 

If you supply the basic growing necessities of the Adromischus marianiae little spheroid, they will grow so well. In that context, watering these plants well is the most critical factor.

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Literally Adromischus marianiae little spheroid would thrive well with moderate watering. Ensure that you don’t keep the plants in waterlogged soggy condition as it would turn out to be even fatal on them. 

All excess water should not stay in the pot. Instead they  should move out from the pot.. If the excess water get stuck in the pot it would create waterlogged conditions in the pots.

Do not supply water in abundance for them as they simply cannot withstand those.  Watering the Adromischus marianiae little spheroid is a delicate matter and make sure that you do it right so that your precious Adromischus marianiae little spheroid can grow healthily.

Soil Requirement Type / pH

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid will grow to their best potential if you supply a soil mix which has excellent drainage.

Ideally you need to choose a mineral based well preamble potting mix. further it should include  only a very little organic matter also. Organic materials are peat and humus etc.

Do not end up using regular soil mix as they would retain excess water within the potting medium which would not be healthy on these plants. in terms of the right ph. of the soil mix, a ph range of  5.0-7.0 ( Acidic to neutral would suit them the best.

Pot size Potting and Repotting

When it comes to choosing the right pot to grow these plants, it is crucial that you select a planter which has a few draining holes, so that  excess water can durian out from the pot.  

Furthermore, I recommend you to grow the plants in terracotta or unglazed pots as they would also evaporate the remaining additional moisture rapidly compared   to other materials  such as plastic.

In terms of repotting these plants , best would be to conduct it once every  two to three years. If you keep growing them in the same soil mix and in the same pot in the same soil mix, chances are that they would be subject to fungal and bacterial attacks.

Further all the nutrients would also be depleted if  you grow them in the same pot for prolonged periods. Hence ensure that you repot the plants in a periodic manner. 

Where to Plant

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid are a set of plants which have a significant demand in terms of sunlight.

So, you should choose a spot which will allow the plants to gain the required levels of sunlight. . if you live in USDA zones 10a-11b , you may consider planting them outdoors as those conditions would be optimal for the vigorous growth of them.  

However, if you live in an area where there will be much colder conditions, I recommend growing them indoors.

Fertilizer and time of year

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid don’t depend a lot on the fertilizers. However you may consider applying them when they are actively growing so that it would boost their growth. Furthermore, ensure that you are diluting it to half strength and then apply them on the plants.

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Adromischus marianiae little spheroid would emerge with flowers in pale pink. Furthermore their flowering season would be from early spring to late summer.

Common bugs and illnesses

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid are somewhat vulnerable for regular pests attacks specially from mealybugs. Further scales may also occasionally infest these plants and cause trouble.

If you make any lapses in watering and grow them in a poor draining soil mix along with poor aery conditions, your precious Adromischus marianiae little spheroid plants may easily be subject to these attacks.

Having said that, if you look after these plants well and provide the right conditions for them to grow, it is very unlikely that they will invade your precious plants. Lastly, you need to watch out for rot in the plants too.

Special Care tips

When it comes to special care tips of the plants, I recommend you get rid of older flower spikes before winter arrives as unless it would make the plants look less attractive.

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid benefits 

Adromischus marianiae little spheroid are useful for decorating your indoor garden. Furthermore if you live in the aforesaid USDA zones, they would be excellent choices for outdoor gardening as well.

How to propagate Adromischus marianiae little spheroid

You could propagate the Adromischus marianiae little spheroid using their leaves first. If you wish to use this method, you need to first obtain a healthy looking leaf from the mother plant first.

When you obtain the leaf from the plants ensure that you are taking the whole lead without leaving any part of it on the stems.

Next, leave them in a heated place so that they can wither their cut edges. . Once the cut edges are dry, you could plant them in an appropriate soil mix.  If you spot their soil is dry, you need to water the plants.

Secondly, if you wish to conduct Adromischus marianiae little spheroid propagation via the cutting methods, that would also be possible.

To do that you need to obtain the cuttings from using a clean knife or a pair of scissors and then allow them to become callous just like in the leaf cutting propagation method.

Thirdly you could propagate the Adromischus marianiae little spheroid using their offsets as well. So, if you spot Adromischus marianiae little spheroid that have produced offsets all you have to do is remove them from the soil mix using a sterile knife.

Next remove all the older soil around the offsets and wait for a few days for them to develop callous. Lastly, you may plant them in an appropriate soil mix. Ensure that you water them whenever their soil is dry.

Lastly you can use the seeds propagation method also to make new plants. However this method is somewhat time consuming and you could try this method if all the aforesaid methods don’t work only. However to do that you simply have to lay the seeds in a well draining soil mix.


Adromischus marianiae little spheroid are great versatile plants and it would be so pleasing to watch them flourishing.

These are low maintenance plants and even someone who doesn’t have much time to spare on gardening can start cultivating them. They would adore the entire set up and bring so much glamor and a sense of freshness as well.

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I’m Dr. Chamika, As a hobby love talking about plants and showing you that taking care of indoor plants. My website is knowledge I’ve learned over the years and continue to learn about growing succulents. If you’re a succulent lover, then you have come to the correct place.