A picture of a Paarl Mesemb

Paarl Mesemb

Erepsia lacera

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H4-H2

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Paarl Mesemb

Leaves with soft teeth
Flowers
Growing in Kirstenbosch

Paarl Mesemb Overview

Erepsia lacera is a hardy, succulent groundcover with pretty rose-pink flowers. The leaves grey with age. A useful waterwise plant for the garden in times of water restrictions!

Common problems with Paarl Mesemb

Slugs and snails or nibbling insects like weevil can spoil the leaves.

    How to harvest Paarl Mesemb

    Not usually harvested.

    How to propagate Paarl Mesemb

    Seed

    Sowi seeds in Autumn about 2mm.

    Cuttings

    Cutting root easily - remove new leaves attachd to older stem and plant to root.

    Special features of Paarl Mesemb

    Attracts useful insects

    Drought resistant

    Pot plant

    Attractive flowers

    Attracts bees