(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Origin and Habitat: South Africa.
Description: Oscularia deltoides (Pink Iceplant), also known by O. muricata, is one of the most attractive and compact-growing species in the genus. The shining reddish stems are much branched and rather crowded with fairly short and triangular, silver-blue leaves with the keel and margins toothed. The fat, succulent leaves are three-sided (hence the qualifier deltoides – "triangular"). The flowers are a bright pinkish purple and attract a multitude of flying insects that pollinate them.
Blooming season: Late-spring into summer. Flowers are closed up in the morning but open, often to cover the plant, in the afternoon.
Cultivation and Propagation: Oscularia deltoides are easy and rewarding ornamental plants. This low-maintenance succulent spreads out forming a colourful mat and grows well on the rocky edge of flower beds where it cascades over the edge. It is also a very useful groundcover and can be grown in pots too. The real beauty of this crawling mesemb is that it will tolerate extreme environmental conditions without showing any signs of stress. It attracts butterflies.
Exposure: Keep them cool, and half-shaded in summer, need full sun or light shade on the other seasons. In too much shade the plants are a bit sparse and bloom less.
Soil: It will require a free draining compost.
Waterings: They can be watered year-round, water regularly from spring to Autumn but reduce watering frequency in winter, growth period is early Spring to late Summer.
Frost Tolerance: hardy to at least - 8° C and maybe a bit less for short durations if very dry.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout.
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Care Instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order.
Shipping Details and Customer Service Policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. We calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at the email address below:
Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, you will get a heat pack free of charge.
To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.
At this time, we are not shipping international, we are in a process to get some certification until then, we won’t be able to ship to any country outside of the US
All international sales are shipped bare root. We don't supply Phyto certificates, it is too expensive and complicated for small orders. In some cases, the customs authorities at the destination country might decide to open the packages and will be up tho them to determine if the product can enter the country. for that reason, we can't guarantee the delivery and will be up to their customers own risk to decide to purchase our plants