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.
Delosperma nubigena for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
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: Invasive
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? No
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.
Bloom season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower Yellow flat flowers with multi petals