Lampranthus spectabilis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lampranthus spectabilis is a species of succulent plant belonging to the family aizoaceae. It is native to South Africa.


Lampranthus spectabilis is a small plant native to the arid regions of southern Africa is very popular and frequent in the gardens. It reaches a size of 25 cm in height, its stems are creeping and can reach 3m long having an excellent coverage of the ground for wide and small zones forming carpets. The leaves are blue-green, triangular or curved, 1.5 cm long or longer. The flowers are bright, colorful and striking with variations of pink to purple. It is excellent for adapting to dry land and pots.

This plant is ideal for any type of soil, as long as it is not soaked, ie preferably porous. Due to its extensive development, it is useful to prevent the growth of weeds in the field where it is planted. It can also subsist without problems in pots. It is very easy to cultivate and needs a lot of light to live, the better. With respect to the risks, it is very drought resistant, but with wet soil it grows rapidly and withstands temperatures up to -7 ° C.

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