Delosperma Pruinosum - Plant
Description for Delosperma Pruinosum
Delosperma echinatum (Pickle Plant) - A low shrubby sprawling succulent shrub, often prostrate but can grow to 12 to 18 inches tall, with thin wiry stems holding pairs of 1 inch long barrel-shaped green leaves that, like the younger stems, bristle with soft spine-like white hairs
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Delosperma echinatum||-||Spring/Fall||1 foot||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Ice plant flowers add a bright splash of color to the drier parts of your garden and ice plant care is easy.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||0-10Â° F||Apply any orginic fertilizer|
Caring for Delosperma Pruinosum
- 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.
Typical uses of Delosperma Pruinosum
Special features: 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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: The plant is demulcent and diuretic. It is used in the treatment of inflammations of the pulmonary and genito-urinary mucous