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Oscularia

Oscularia spp.

Oscularia deltoides-IMG 1615 by C T Johansson (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Oscularia Overview

Oscularia is a genus of around 25 species from the Aizoaceae family. They are native to South Africa where they are found in semi-arid and rocky habitats. These plants are small succulents with waxy, fleshy leaves often with a triangular cross-section and brightly-coloured daisy-like flowers in Summer and Autumn. Oscularia deltoides is the most commonly cultivated species, grown for its unusual leaf shape and magenta-pink flowers. They are usually grown under glass but can withstand being grown outside during the summer as long as they have winter protection.

How to propagate Oscularia

Cuttings

Seed or stem cuttings in spring or summer.

Seed

Special features of Oscularia

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves