Brown’s shining flower (Lampranthus brownii)
Brown’s shining flower (Lampranthus brownii) is a plant of succulent leaves that can grow 10cm – 50cm tall and 10cm – 50cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Brown’s shining flower (Lampranthus brownii).
This plant is commonly known as Brown’s shining flower.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Brown’s shining flower
Scientific name: Lampranthus brownii
Plant type: Cactus / Succulent
Habit: Mat forming
Height: 10cm – 50cm
Spread: 10cm – 50cm
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Coastal, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Low Maintenance
Cacti and succulent plants are appreciated for their natural charm, mainly for their leaf shapes, but also in some cases for their colorful flowers in spring and summer.
They should be cultivated in areas that mimic the conditions in which they grow in nature, which are usually exposed places with stony and fast-draining soils.
These characteristics make them to be grown in pots.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Brown’s shining flower (Lampranthus brownii), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Brown’s shining flower (Lampranthus brownii) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Lampranthus brownii likes to grow in well drained soil.
Brown’s shining flower (Lampranthus brownii) should be grown in full sun places.