Delosperma Congestum - Plant
Description for Delosperma Congestum
The hardy Ice Plants are native to dry areas in South Africa but are amazingly hardy in North America, provided they are grown in very well-drained soil. This species forms a spreading carpet of succulent evergreen leaves, bearing starry yellow flowers for months on end. Leaves turn maroon during winter.
Being an alpine species, it appreciates more regular moisture than other South African succulents. Plant Gold Nugget where it receives some afternoon shade, particularly where summer temperatures are hot. A gem for mountain rock gardens.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Gold Nugget, Gold Nugget, Ice Plant||Yellow||Summer, late Spring to Early Fall||3 inches, 1/2" tall||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Growing plants can be inexpensive, particularly when growing them from seed. Seeds of plants flowers should usually be sown directly into the sunny flower bed, as developing roots do not like to be disturbed.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||All the species of hardy cacti and succulents require fast-draining soil.||Outdoor beds with new plants should be initially watered once every 5 to 7 days for the first month or so after transplanting. Cacti and succulents enjoy regular watering during the heat of the summer and will grow vigorously. After the first year, most cacti species need a good soaking only once every 2-4 weeks during the spring and summer if there has been no rain. Potted plants require more frequent, regular watering, especially if the weather is hot and dry.||20 degrees C [68 degrees F]||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Delosperma Congestum
- Remove deadhead to prolong flowering.
- Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
Typical uses of Delosperma Congestum
Special features: This very cold hardy ice plant is a small growing variety with large, shiny yellow flowers on top of bright green succulent foliage. In bloom, Delosperma congestum is irresistible; the large, shiny yellow flowers sit right on top of the succulent foliage and have a distinct white
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: NA
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