Delosperma Lehmannii - Plant
Looking for a drought tolerant but lovely flower to fill in a troublesome dry area in your garden? You may want to try planting ice plants.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Corpuscularia lehmannii, Ice Plant, Delosperma lehmannii, Delosperma algoense, Mesembryanthemum lehmannii, Mesembryanthemum sexpartitum, Schonlandia lehmannii||Pink||June - August||-||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Ice plants prefer full sun but can tolerate some light shade in the garden. Because ice plants are succulents, they do not tolerate wet soil, though they do well in poor soils.
In fact, wet soil, especially during the winter months, is likely to kill the plants. In areas where the soil stays consistently dry, this plant can become invasive, so it is best to take this into consideration when planting it.
The ice plant can be propagated by division, cuttings or seeds. If propagating by division, it is best to divide the plants in the spring. Cuttings can be taken anytime in the spring, summer or fall.
When grown by seeds, scatter the seeds on the surface of the soil and do not cover them, as they need light to germinate.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well drained soil||Medium||25 - 30 degree Celsius.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- The ice plant can be propagated by division, cuttings or seeds.
- If propagating by division, it is best to divide the plants in the spring.
- Cuttings can be taken anytime in the spring, summer or fall.
- When grown by seeds, scatter the seeds on the surface of the soil and do not cover them, as they need light to germinate.
Special features: Hardy ice plant (Delosperma) is a succulent, perennial ground cover with daisy-like flowers. The ice plant is not called an ice plant because it is cold hardy, but rather because the flowers and leaves seem to shimmer as though covered in frost or ice crystals. The plants grow to be about 3 to 6 inches tall and 2 to 4 feet wide.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.