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Oscularia deltoides

   (Family: Azioaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Dassievygie, sandsteenygie English: Ice Plant  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Groundcover
Height: 0.1 - 0.2m
Spread: 0.5m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (light)
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
 
pH: neutral
 
Flowering time EDIT
                  x x x
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
Pink
 
  Polinator
  Bees
  Flower info
  Mainly pink
 
 
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
 
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
The leaves are characteristically three-angled, sickle-shaped and grey-green, often tinged red in the drier season. This species is easily distinguished from the others as it is the only one with the leaf margins and keel prominently red-toothed.

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.
Growing EDIT
Easily cultivated from cuttings.

Plant in a sunny position.
Distribution EDIT
Found growing among sandstone rocks in the winter-rainfall mountains of the far south-western corner of South Africa.
History EDIT
Uses EDIT
Ecology EDIT
It attracts butterflies.
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