Gardening

Delosperma echinatum: a very decorative plant


Delosperma echinatum is a very decorative and easy to care plant.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name: Delosperma echinatum
Family: Aizoaceae
Type: Perennial, succulent

Height: 20-30 cm
Exposure: Bright
Ground: Well drained

Foliage: Persistent
Flowering: Summer

Planting delosperma echinatum

Since Delosperma echinatum is sensitive to frost, it is best to grow it in a container so that it can be brought indoors in winter.

From May to October, it can be grown outdoors without any problem.

Delosperma echinatum is planted indifferently,in autumn or to spring.

  • Prefer a sunny or partially shaded situation during the hottest hours
  • The soil is not too important but the soil must be well drained

Delosperma echinatum indoors:

Succulent plant par excellence, it can be grown in a pot, ideally in a soil for succulents, or even cacti.

  • Water after planting
  • Give it a bright situation but avoid the scorching sun behind glass.

Caring for delosperma echinatum

Although this plant iseasy to maintainand that it grows from year to year, a few gestures will allow you toimprove growthand above all to extend it as long as possible.

  • The ultimate drought plant, watering is kept to a minimum.
  • The succulent foliage is responsible for keeping water in its tissues
  • During the flowering period, remove the faded flowers as you go.

Every 2 or 3 years it is good to regenerate the feet bydivision of the tuftin the fall or early spring.

  • division helps extend the lifespan of your delosperma cooperi
  • here are theperennial dividing tips

If you wantlimit its proliferation, aannual pruning in early springis highly recommended /

  • Delosperma multiplies indefinitely, with each stem touching the ground becoming a new root
  • It can become invasive outdoors

Watering delosperma echinatum:

In times of growth and heat, water only when the soil is dry on the surface. Let the surface dry between 2 waterings.

Reduce watering in the fall, especially in winter, to water once a month at most.

The plant should be fertilized only once a year if grown in a container, with a very diluted fertilizer. Ideally at ¼ of the rate recommended on the package.

To know about delosperma echinatum

Delosperma echinatum is a succulent plant, often called "Pickle-plantFor the resemblance of leaves to small pickles, covered with small white hairs.

The very decorative leaves are about 2.5 cm long and are light green in color. Its flowering, not always present depending on the growing conditions, is lemon yellow.

Note, however, that there are more than120 species of delosperma.Among these species we have the Delosperma cooperi, perennial purslane ordelosperma crassuloides with its White flowers.

Native to South Africa, the latter is less hardy and must be protected in the event of severe frost in winter.

Smart tip

An easygoing and generous plant, well-drained soil and plenty of light are sufficient for her, this is one of the easiest succulents to grow.

Video: How to propagate Delosperma Echinatum Pickle Plant (November 2020).