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Pickle Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Delosperma echinatum syn. Delosperma pruinosum

 

Pickle Plant

Delosperma echinatum is a low-growing, shrubby sprawling succulent which can grow to 45cm tall, with thin wiry stems holding pairs of 1 inch long barrel-shaped green leaves that, like the younger stems, bristle with soft spiny white hairs. From late winter it sports pale yellow flowers held at the stem tips. Plant in full sun to light shade.

 
plant Features
  • Pickle Plant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Pickle Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Pickle Plant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Pickle Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Pickle Plant

Latin name

Delosperma echinatum syn. Delosperma pruinosum

type

Perennial

family

Aizoaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pickle Plant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Pickle Plant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Pickle Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Pickle Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pickle Plant is 0.60meters x 0.45meters 0.60 M 0.45 M

Delosperma echinatum syn. Delosperma pruinosum

Delosperma echinatum is a low-growing, shrubby sprawling succulent which can grow to 45cm tall, with thin wiry stems holding pairs of 1 inch long barrel-shaped green leaves that, like the younger stems, bristle with soft spiny white hairs. From late winter it sports pale yellow flowers held at the stem tips. Plant in full sun to light shade.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Because Delosperma are succulents, they do not tolerate wet soil, though they do well in poor soils. In fact, wet soil, especially during the winter months, is likely to kill the plants. In areas where the soil stays consistently dry, this plant can become invasive, so it is best to take this into consideration when planting it. Ice plants prefer full sun but can tolerate some light shade in the garden.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Mid Autumn

Delosperma can be propagated by division, cuttings or seeds. If propagating by division, it is best to divide the plants in the spring. Cuttings can be taken anytime in the spring, summer or autumn. When grown by seeds, scatter the seeds on the surface of the soil and do not cover them, as they need light to germinate.

 
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