Mat-Lampranthus

Lampranthus tegens

Matvygie

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A flowering branch of  Lampranthus tegens in cultivation at Babylonstoren Farm.
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A flat-growing, mat-forming, leaf succulent, often rooting at the nodes, and an easy-to-grow, drought tolerant plant for fynbos gardens, especially on a solid clay surface. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Drought resistant

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Aizoaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Orange

Credits

profile iconLampranthus tegens
by E.J. Van Jaarsveld, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (Retired), Babylonstoren Farm, Extraordinary senior lecturer and researcher, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation, University of the W. Cape., June 2018 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)