Mini Ice Plant, Red Vygie, Oxenbould Daisy, Rosy Dewplant, Roosvygie (Afr.)
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A short-lived perennial shrubby succulent with brightly coloured flowers. Makes wonderful cascading ground-coverings. Highly recommended for xeriscaping, climbing over rocks, cliffs, banks, slopes and garden walls. Lampranthus means 'bright flower' from the Greek lampros meaning 'bright' and anthos 'flower'. The species name roseus pertains to the rose-coloured flowers. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.
Not usually harvested.
Seed can be sown at any time of the year in shallow trays in a sandy mixture and germination is within 3 weeks.
Cuttings are best planted during the summer months.
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.
Attracts useful insects
Attractive to bees and butterflies.
Attractive to birds.
Africa, South Africa, South-Western Cape.
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Pink, Purple, White