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Paarl Roosvygie

Erepsia lacera

Also known as

Paarl Mesemb (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

9a-10b

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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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! ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Common problems

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

    Harvesting

    Not usually harvested.

    Propagation

    Seed

    Sowi seeds in Autumn about 2mm.

    Cuttings

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

    Special Features

    Attracts useful insects

    Drought resistant

    Pot plant

    Attractive flowers

    Attracts bees