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Delosperma congestum (Congested ice plant)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
2m
Max spread
2-5years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Delosperma congestum

Other names

Congested ice plant

Genus

Delosperma Delosperma

Species

D. congestum - D. congestum is a dense, mat-forming, succulent, evergreen perennial with semi-cylindrical, pointed, dark green leaves, flushed red in winter, and bright yellow flowers throughout summer.


Delosperma congestum is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Flushed red, Dark-green in Winter; Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Mealybugs , Vine weevil Aphids , Mealybugs , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem segments


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Where to grow

Delosperma congestum (Congested ice plant) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 2m after 2-5years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Ground Cover, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in sharply-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Under glass, grow in cactus compost in full light with good venitilation. In growth, water moderately and feed every three weeks. Keep dry when dormant.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Delosperma congestum

Other names

Congested ice plant

Genus

Delosperma Delosperma

Species

D. congestum - D. congestum is a dense, mat-forming, succulent, evergreen perennial with semi-cylindrical, pointed, dark green leaves, flushed red in winter, and bright yellow flowers throughout summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Flushed red, Dark-green in Winter; Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Mealybugs , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem segments


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Delosperma congestum (Congested ice plant) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 2m after 2-5years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Ground Cover, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in sharply-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Under glass, grow in cactus compost in full light with good venitilation. In growth, water moderately and feed every three weeks. Keep dry when dormant.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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Randalls
Stuart Morris
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