Deltoid-leaved dew plant (Oscularia deltoides)
Deltoid-leaved dew plant (Oscularia deltoides) is a bedding plant that can grow up to 10cm tall and 10cm – 50cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Deltoid-leaved dew plant (Oscularia deltoides).
This plant is commonly known as deltoid-leaved dew plant.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: deltoid-leaved dew plant
Scientific name: Oscularia deltoides
Plant type: Bedding, Cactus / Succulent, Conservatory & Greenhouse
Habit: Mat forming
Height: Up to 10cm
Spread: 10cm – 50cm
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Patio & Container Garden
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Bedding plants are ideal for formal or informal flower beds, but also for growing in pots and containers of all kinds. They are important plants for their rapid growth, instant color and relatively low cost.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Deltoid-leaved dew plant (Oscularia deltoides), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Deltoid-leaved dew plant (Oscularia deltoides) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
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.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Oscularia deltoides likes to grow in well drained soil.
Deltoid-leaved dew plant (Oscularia deltoides) should be grown in full sun places.