How to grow Delosperma

Delosperma grow and care – subshrub succulent of the genus Delosperma also known as Iceplant, Delosperma perennial evergreen used as ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-11.

Leaves color green can be: red, red in the top or red in cold weather in linear, rhombus, triangle shape, the leaf is fleshy, can be also hairy.

Delosperma flower

Flower color purple, pink, yellow, white, red or more than one color, colors organize with rings of color, flower multi petals.

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How to grow Delosperma growing and care:

Well drained soil, sandy

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead flowers

Size of the plant?
10-30cm, 4-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Purple, pink, yellow, white, red or more than one color, colors organize with rings of color, flower multi petals

Scientific name:


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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • Red leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Subshrub
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ground cover plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9