Pickle plant profile

Written by Maggie

Oct 19 2021

Pickle plant profile

Pickle plant, scientific name Delosperma echinatum, belongs to the apricot family, dew child flowers are succulent plants. The leaf shape of Pickle plant and color are beautiful and have certain ornamental value. Potted plants can be placed in the TV, computer, can absorb radiation, can also be planted in the room to absorb formaldehyde and other substances, purify the air. 

Pickle plant picture

Pickle plant

Pickle plant morphological characteristics

Pickle plant (Delosperma echinatum) is a fleshy perennial herb, densely branched shrubby, ca. 30 cm tall, branched bifid, grayish-brown or light brown old branches, pale green new branches, with small white protuberance. The fleshy leaves of pickle plant are ovoid hemisphose, 1~1.3 cm long, 0.6~0.7 cm thick, connate at the base, dark green, epidermis with white translucent fleshy spines, fleshy spines of old leaves often fall off, leaving round carpicious scars. Flowers of Pickle plant are solitary, short - pedunculate, small, only 1.2-1.5 cm in diameter, white or pale yellow.Leaves slightly reddish under bright light; flowers solitary, small, white, yellow in the center; summer flowering.

Pickle plant growth habit

Pickle plants (Delosperma echinatum) need full sunlight and a cool, dry environment. They are tolerant of semi-shade, fear of waterlogging, and avoid hot and humid temperatures. pickle plants can go dormant in high summer temperatures. Pickle plants are not strict in their soil requirements. Peat soil with coarse sand to keep water permeable is fine.

Pickle plant

Pickle plant growing method

Temperature: water is basically cut off in the whole winter. Water will be cut off slowly if it is below 5 degrees Celsius. When the summer temperature exceeded 35℃, the whole Pickle plant growth basically stopped. Water should be reduced at this time.

2. Lighting: Pickle plants (Delosperma echinatum) can be preserved in a well-lit place on a balcony or yard during the growing season. Shading is not a strict requirement in summer.

3. Moisture: it is worth noting that summer, not the whole season is broken water, is only to trace water, otherwise the old leaves of Pickle plant are easy to dry up, watering only on the edge of the basin, about 2-4 times a month, in the evening about 7-9 water supply, this time the sun has gone down the mountain, will not affect the roots of the plant.

4. Trimming: Because Pickle plants (Delosperma echinatum) grow quickly, overdense strips should be trimmed in time to maintain the graceful shape of the plant. If the plant is not bright, it can be properly recut or renewed by changing pots.

Pickle plant propagation methods

Pickle plant propagation can be cut cuttings and plant division. Cuttage is very simple, take the healthy old branches off dry cuttings in slightly wet sand soil. More than 20 days of cool and ventilated roots, cutting is not often water supply, otherwise it is easy to rot, cutting should choose spring and autumn.

Pickle plant main value

Pickle plants (Delosperma echinatum) are thick and green, and their little fleshy leaves are covered with fleshy thorns that look like little green thorns. They are strange and lovely .Although the yellow, white florets are not big, but dotted between green branches and green leaves, give a person a simple but elegant feeling.

Pickle plant (Delosperma echinatum) leaves are beautiful in shape and color and have certain ornamental value. Potted Pickle plant can be placed in the TV, computer. Pickle plant can absorb radiation, and can also be planted in the room to absorb formaldehyde and other substances, purifying the air.

Pickle plant

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