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Corpuscularia Lehmannii - Plant

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Corpuscularia lehmannii is a popular succulent plant, up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall and up to 12 inches (30 cm) wide, with thick leaves that grow in opposing pairs. The leaves are 3-angled, grey-green, up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) long.
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Description for Corpuscularia Lehmannii

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 Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Ice Plant Yellow - 8 in. tall Easy to grow

Planting and 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 Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun to Partial Shade Well-drained soil Medium about -4 or -5 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Corpuscularia Lehmannii

  • Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly. plant will die with the first frost.

Typical uses of Corpuscularia Lehmannii

Special features: 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.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

References

  • http://www.llifle.com/Encyclopedia/SUCCULENTS/Family/Aizoaceae/27710/Corpuscularia_lehmannii http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/

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