• Delosperma echinatum
  • Delosperma echinatum
  • Delosperma echinatum
  • Delosperma echinatum
    Delosperma echinatum

Delosperma echinatum

Pickle Plant Plant
Size: ex 9cm pots

Availability: In stock

£7.99

Quick Overview

  • Unusual chubby-segemented succulent foliage
  • Soft white spines
  • Pale creamy-yellow flowers
  • Full sun and free-draining gritty soil
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Description

Delosperma echinatum, Pickle Plant, is an unusual Delospema from the Eastern Cape with an irresistible appeal. It has chubby succulent foliage covered in soft white hair-like spines giving it the appearance of a cornichon or miniature gherkin and in the summer months it produces pale creamy-yellow flowers. A complete charmer...

It appreciates full sun and a very well-drained gritty substrate. Tender to even a hint of frost it is a houseplant only. If you are tempted to have it outdoors in the summer, be mindful that slugs and snails are not deterred by those stubbly little spines and will be only too happy to snack on your prize plant and reduce it to a mess. Precautions are needed!

Additional Information

Order Caryophyllales
Family Aizoaceae
Sub-Family Ruschioideae
Synonyms Drosanthemum pruinosum, Mesembryanthemum echinatum
Geographical Origin South Africa: Eastern Cape
Cultivation Full sun. A very free-draining sandy, gritty soil is required. Needs very little watering. Keep completely dry in winter. If placed outdoors in the summer, protect against marauding molluscs
Eventual Height 20-30cm
Eventual Spread 20-30cm
Hardiness Tender. Houseplant only

Delosperma echinatum

Pickle Plant Plant
Size: ex 9cm pots

Availability: In stock

£7.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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