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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Pickle Plant / Ice Plant

Afrikaans name:

Flowers of the Pickle Plant

Pickle Plant flowers

Photo © Steven Herbert

Delosperma echinatum

The Pickle Plant, also known as the Ice Plant, is an attractive succulent that is only found in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

It is a small sprawling plant that has hair cylindrical leaves. They only grow to about 45 cm in height. The flowers are yellow and around 2 cm in width.

As its alternate name of Ice Plant suggests it is able to withstand extreme weather conditions.

The Pickle Plant is easy to grow and is a popular garden plant in a number of countries around the world.


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