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Paarl mesemb

Erepsia lacera

Paarl roosvygie (Afr.)

A hardy, succulent groundcover with pretty rose-pink flowers. The leaves grey with age. A usuful waterwise plant for the garden in times of water restrictions!

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Summer, Spring

Harvesting

Not usually harvested.

Propagation

Seed
Sowi seeds in Autumn about 2mm.
Cuttings
Cutting root easily - remove new leaves attachd to older stem and plant to root.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa, Paarl
Natural climate
Dry Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Mesembryanthemaceae
Flower colour
Pink
Scent
None

Problems

Slugs and snails or nibbling insects like weevil can spoil the leaves.

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