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Happy #FlowerPowerFriday chubby-plant lovers! Thanks so much to @pots.n.plants for tagging us in this stunning shot of their Oscularia Deltoides in bloom !
Oscularia Deltoides, commonly known as the Deltoid-Leaved Dewplant, Dassievygie, or Pink Ice Plant, is a species of flowering succulent plant in the Aizoaceae family, native to the south-western Cape of South Africa. This unique and intensely flowering plant is found growing among fast-draining sandstone rocks in the winter-rainfall mountains in the far south-western corner of South Africa. Growing up to about a foot (30 CM) high and spreading fairly indefinitely, this species can easily overtake your yard when planted in the landscape! Luckily this species is easy to trim back and contain and grows beautifully as a container plant! The chubby, succulent leaves are strinking in appearance, being three-sided, much as the name deltoides, meaning "triangular", suggests. The foliage grows in a stunning waxy, blue-green color with red teeth on the margins in full sun, and the stems are often tinged purple or pink, especially in full sun! In the spring and summer months the Pink Ice Plant lives up to it's name as it produces masses of stunning purple to pink, daisy-like, almond-scented flowers that often completely cover the foliage for weeks at a time! These fragrant, yellow-centered, lavender-pink flowers are closed up in the morning but open again in the afternoon, extending the life of the blooms. Provided year-round water and care, this species can grow continuously almost year-round in mild climates! Pink Ice Plants can be grown outdoors year round in USDA plant hardiness zones 8b-11a, surviving down to around 15 degrees Fahrenheit (-9 C) .
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