Delosperma cooperi originated southern Africa. Prostrata or erect stem, grows up to 13 cm high and 60 inches wide. Leaves opposite, succulent, cylindrical or 3 angles, without stipule. Flowers solitary or Cime, terminal or axillary, 8 cm diameter, open purple, calyx with 5 lobes unequal, inferior ovary with 5 rooms. Fruit capsule, 5-valve, with or without covering membrane. Seeds 0,6-1,5 mm, spherical, brown, with aryl.
Blooming period - from June to August.
Water - Do not tolerate excessive soil moisture, watering is only in times of drought, in September no longer wet to the threshold of winter.
Substrate - sandy or rocky, well drained, not very fertile. Tolerate soils with high salinity.
Light - full sun.
Reproduction - by spring seedlings or seeds.
Use --f = "http://botanicatalog.com/en/taxon104068/Delosperma_cooperi" target = "_blank"> Delosperma cooperate and Sedum sp. are given for a good ground cover.
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