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Delosperma echinatum 'Pickle Plant'

Delosperma echinatum 'Pickle Plant'

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Botanical Name:

  • Delosperma echinatum

Common Names:

  • Pickle Plant
  • Ice Plant

Description: Delosperma echinatum, commonly known as the Pickle Plant or Ice Plant, is a charming succulent admired for its unique, spiky leaves that resemble tiny pickles. The leaves are bright green and covered with soft, hair-like structures, giving them a fuzzy appearance. This distinctive texture makes the Pickle Plant a delightful addition to any succulent collection. Native to South Africa, this evergreen plant is drought-tolerant and relatively easy to care for, making it an excellent choice for both beginner and experienced gardeners. The Pickle Plant typically grows up to 6-8 inches tall and wide, making it an ideal choice for adding a touch of whimsical greenery to your home.

Care Instructions:


  • Prefers bright, indirect light to full sun. Place it near a south or west-facing window indoors. If grown outdoors, ensure it receives partial shade to protect the leaves from intense afternoon sun.


  • Water thoroughly when the soil is completely dry. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant's growth slows. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure good drainage.


  • Thrives in low to moderate humidity environments. This succulent is well-suited for dry indoor air and does not require additional humidity.


  • Prefers temperatures between 60°F and 75°F (16°C - 24°C). It can tolerate cooler temperatures down to 40°F (4°C) but should be protected from frost.


  • Use a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix. Adding sand or perlite to regular potting soil can improve drainage and prevent root rot.


  • Feed with a diluted, balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in the fall and winter when the plant is dormant.


  • Pruning is generally not necessary, but you can remove any dead or damaged leaves to maintain appearance. Pinching back the tips can encourage bushier growth.

Styling Tips:

  • Statement Plant: Place the Pickle Plant in a prominent spot where its unique, spiky foliage can be admired. Its whimsical form makes it a delightful statement piece in any room or garden.
  • Container Gardens: Use in container gardens with other succulents and cacti. Its distinctive leaves add visual interest and contrast.
  • Modern Decor: The quirky, sculptural form of the Pickle Plant fits well with modern, minimalist decor. Use a simple, contemporary pot to complement its striking appearance.
  • Desk or Shelf Display: Position the Pickle Plant on a desk, shelf, or windowsill where it can receive plenty of light. Its compact size and charming leaves make it a perfect decorative accent.
  • Outdoor Rock Gardens: Incorporate into rock gardens or succulent beds. The variety of textures and colors can enhance the overall aesthetic.

Delosperma echinatum, with its unique, spiky foliage and relatively easy care requirements, is a fantastic addition to any plant collection. Its whimsical appearance and adaptability make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts and interior designers looking to add a touch of fun and charm to their spaces.

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