Gold Nugget is a true alpine succulent, coming from the highest peaks of distant South Africa. In bloom, Delosperma congestum is irresistible; the large, shiny yellow flowers sit right on top of the succulent foliage.
||Delosperma congestum - Succulent Plant
||3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Gold Nugget, Gold Nugget, Ice Plant
|Maximum Reachable Height
||3 inches, 1/2 tall
||Summer, late Spring to Early Fall
||Easy to grow
Planting and careRemove deadhead to prolong flowering.Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
Delosperma congestum 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
||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.
||All the species of hardy cacti and succulents require fast-draining soil.
||20 degrees C 68 degrees F
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Delosperma congestum special feature
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
Delosperma congestum uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose