How to grow Delosperma nubigena

Delosperma nubigena grow and care – subshrub succulent of the genus Delosperma also known as Hardy ice plant, Delosperma nubigena perennial evergreen used as ornamental ground cover drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-11 and with the right winter care in hardiness zone 5.

Leaves color green in linear shape, the leaf is fleshy.

Delosperma nubigena flower

Flower color yellow in multi petals flowers is flat.

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How to grow Delosperma nubigena growing and care:

Well-drained soil, sandy

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction – bending a branch over and covering it with soil and keep the soil little moist, cuttings propagation – cut stems possible to put in water take care not to keep it too much time in water if the roots not grow put in the soil, in soil can be leaf or stems keep the soil moist with good drainage don’t over water, better to do it in the spring but possible all year in the tropical.

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s easier to start by cutting

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
Spring in hardiness zone 5, spring to summer in hardiness zone 6-9, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10-11, all year in hardiness zone 12+

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year, but better to prune after blooming

How to prune:
Dead flowers and dead parts

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

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water, better to let it dry between watering

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (will bloom less)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when grow in container need to choose the right soil, can be sand soil or potting mix or even peat soil with perlite, care not to put too much water, switch the soil every few years and cut the roots, the container need to be bigger than the root ball 50% or the desirable size if the roots too much big prune the roots and the leaves.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Yellow flat flowers with multi petals

Scientific name:

Delosperma nubigena

How to grow Delosperma nubigena

Growing Delosperma nubigena

Delosperma nubigena


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • 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
  • 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