Delosperma Pruinosum - Plant
Common name: Delosperma echinatum
Color: Pale Yellow
Bloom time: Spring/Fall
Height: 1 foot
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Ice plant flowers add a bright splash of color to the drier parts of your garden and ice plant care is easy.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 0-10° F
Fertilizer: Apply any orginic fertilizer
- Once they are established, ice plants require little maintenance.
- As succulents, they need very little watering and thrive in drought-like conditions.
- In addition, these plants need little to no fertilizing.
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse, only just covering the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts. Seedlings are prone to damp off so should not be over watered and should be kept in a very sunny well-ventilated position.
- The plant is demulcent and diuretic.
- It is used in the treatment of inflammations of the pulmonary and genito-urinary mucous
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use
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