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Care of the plant Drosanthemum floribundum or Rosea ice plant.

Care of the succulent plant Drosanthemum floribundum or Rosea ice plant

The genus Drosanthemum, family Aizoaceae, includes 100 species of succulent plants native to southern Africa. Some species are: Drosanthemum floribundum, Drosanthemum hispidum, Drosanthemum diversifolium, Drosanthemum speciosum, Drosanthemum bicolor.

Common names: Pale Dewplant, Rosea ice plant, Rodondo creeper, Dew-flower. This species is native to South Africa.

They are perennial plants with a creeping habit that reach 15 cm (5.9") in height. The succulent leaves are grayish-green in color and have small crystalline papillae. They produce numerous flowers with fine pink petals. They bloom in spring.

The Drosanthemum floribundum is used to cover dry areas of the garden; They are ideal for Mediterranean gardens by the sea or in pots for terraces and balconies.

These fast-growing plants need full sun exposure and warm temperatures; they resist frost down to -5 ºC (23 ºF).

They can be grown in any type of soil, even if it's dry and poor; it is important that the soil is very well drained.

They are plants of easy cultivation and very resistant to drought that need very moderate watering; if they are watered too much they produce fewer flowers and can suffer fungal attacks.

Fertilize twice in spring with mineral fertilizer for succulents.

They can be lightly pruned in autumn to control their growth and maintain a compact demeanor.

It's a plant very resistant to pests and diseases but sensitive to excess watering.

They propagate by cuttings with the remains of the autumn pruning.

Images of the succulent plant Drosanthemum floribundum or Rosea ice plant

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