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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.

Drosanthemum floribundum is used to cover dry areas of the garden; it's 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; it resists frost down to -5 ºC (23 ºF).

Rosea ice plant 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.

Pale Dewplant is a plant of easy cultivation and very resistant to drought that needs very moderate watering; if it's watered too much it produces fewer flowers and can suffer fungal attacks.

Fertilize twice in spring with mineral fertilizer for succulents.

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

Drosanthemum floribundum is a plant very resistant to pests and diseases but sensitive to excess watering.

Dew-flower propagates by cuttings with the remains of the autumn pruning.

Images of the succulent plant Drosanthemum floribundum or Rosea ice plant

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