Delosperma echinatum

With spectacular lemon yellow flowers, this rather unusual little succulent will grow and thrive in most conditions. It is drought-tolerant, salt-tolerant, and is not fussy about its soil. Pickle plants, like other ice plants have short green fleshy foliage in opposite formation along a its stem, with trailing stems forming an attractive and interesting groundcover. This particular delosperma has furry leaves. It can tolerate full sun or shade and will flower in spring.

Common Names: Pickle Plant, Ice Plant

Height: Grows to about 20cm tall.

Light: Full sun to partial shade.

Water: Water during the summer and spring, making sure it has good drainage. Reduce water in the winter as excess water can damage the plant.

Flowers: Produces yellow daisy-like flowers in the springtime.

Propagation: From stem cuttings taken during spring- autumn.

Care: Very low-maintenance plant in suitable growing conditions. It will thrive in rich, well-draining soil.