How to grow Oscularia deltoides

Oscularia deltoides growing subshrub succulent of the genus Oscularia also known as Deltoid-leaved dewplant, Oscularia deltoides perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant grow for the flower and colored leaves, ground cover plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert, tropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Leaves color gray-green in 3d triangle (deltoids), the leaf is fleshy.

Oscularia deltoides flower

Flower color purple to pink in round shape.

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How to grow Oscularia deltoides – growing and care:

Well drained soil, sandy soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / 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 easier to start by cutting

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive

Planting season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 8-10a, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b-11, all year in hardiness zone 12+

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year, better after the blooming in the autumn

How to prune:
Dead flowers

Size of the plant:
5-20cm, 2-8 inches, grow widely as long as given

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?
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.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Round shape flowers in color of pink to purple

Scientific name:

Oscularia deltoides

 

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