This blog is dedicated to plants from desert regions around the world as well as plants that have adapted to withstand arid conditions, but do not occur in real deserts. Many of the plants are found in arid semi-desert regions. There will be a greater emphasis on succulent plants, but others will also be included. This blog deals with desert plants of the Americas, Africa, Arabia and others. We are situated in South Africa and South African plants are likely to feature more dominantly. The pictures taken are from our private botanical desert garden at Leopoort near Oudtshoorn, from plants in nature, as well as other collections.

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Adromiscus marianae var. marianae is variable in its distribution range from Clanwilliam to south of Vanrhynsdorp.

The plants are small and low growing with fairly narrow pointed leaves with smooth surfaces.

The forms around Clanwilliam have beautiful spots on their leaves while elsewhere they can be spotted or unspotted.

Adromiscus marianae var. marianae is an easy plant in cultivation and can be reproduced from seed or cuttings.

Adromiscus marianae var. marianae Adromiscus marianae var. marianae from Clanwilliam.