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Pickle Plant

Delosperma echinatum

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

15cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Pickle Plant Overview

Delosperma echinatum, the Pickle plant is a South African native. A succulent sprawling shrub, it has green fleshy, almost barrel, shaped leaves that are covered in soft white bristles. In late winter pale yellow flowers appear at the tip of stems.

Common problems with Pickle Plant

Problem free

    How to harvest Pickle Plant

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Pickle Plant

    Seed

    Sow seed in well-draining sandy soil mixture. Do not over-water!

    Cuttings

    Break off a stem with a few leaves attached and root in sandy soil mix.

    Special features of Pickle Plant

    Drought resistant

    Pot plant

    Attractive flowers

    From late winter, they can appear through the summer until the autumn.

    Indoor plant

    This plants prostrate habit makes it good choice to grow in containers.