Corpuscularia Lehmannii - Plant
Corpuscularia lehmannii grows on quartzite outcrops in karroid vegetation, also in crevices of rocks. The species is threatened by invasive alien species, habitat loss, pollution and habitat degradation. Of the six locations known through herbarium records four are now locally extinct due to urban expansion of Port Elizabeth.
Common name: Delosperma lehmannii.
Height: 8 in. tall
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps lily bulbs cool when temperatures soar.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: about -4° or -5°C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
- plant will die with the first frost.
The leaves are used to season meat and other foods in Caribbean, Latin American and Asian cuisines. It is often added to chutneys, a sauce containing fruits or vegetables that is eaten with other dishes.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Luckily, plants are deer-resistant, so they might help keep nearby flowers from being eaten.