Delosperma ‘Hot Pink Wonder’ is a beautiful succulent that will add some pop to your garden. It is a variety of Delosperma cooperi, and inherits most of its characteristics from its parent. This plant is rare, so if you want one for your garden, keep an eye out for it!
This article will discuss what makes this succulent so special and how to care for it properly. We’ll also show you how to grow it in your garden and a few other similar varieties of Delosperma!
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About Delosperma ‘Hot Pink Wonder’
Delosperma ‘Hot Pink Wonder’ leaves are small and round with pointed tips. They grow in pairs on the stems and are usually about 1″ long. The flowers are bright pink and bloom all summer long into fall. This plant can get up to 10 inches tall but can be kept smaller by trimming back the tops as needed.
Delosperma ‘Hot Pink Wonder’ is a great option for gardeners who want something different in their space but don’t have much room for large plants or don’t want something that needs lots of care. It’s easy to care for and will probably never need watering!
Delosperma ‘Hot Pink Wonder’ Care
No matter what type of weather you have where you live, this plant thrives on neglect. You don’t need to water it often at all—just give it some water when it gets dry after flowering ends in late fall/early winter (in most areas).
The Delosperma ‘Hot Pink Wonder’ plant can grow in various lighting conditions. It prefers bright, direct sunlight but will tolerate low light levels too. If you have an area in your home that receives bright indirect sunlight, that would be ideal for this plant. Otherwise, try to place it near a window with lots of sunlight coming through during the day.
The soil should be well-drained and have a neutral pH. You can use potting soil as long as it’s not too sandy or too heavy on clay. It’s best to start off with a mix that is already balanced, but you can buy an organic soil mix at your local gardening store if you’d like to make one yourself.
Dry between waterings, but never allow the soil to dry out completely. The plant will become stressed if it does not receive enough water, so check the soil frequently and water as needed.
The optimal temperature range is between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. The plant can tolerate temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit but will not thrive in them. The plant will hugely suffer if the temperature drops to -10 degrees or lower.
The optimal humidity level is between 30% and 50%. Ice plants prefer drier conditions similar to other succulents.
Apply a general-purpose fertilizer once in spring after new growth begins and again in early fall before winter sets in. A balanced formula with equal parts nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) works best for most plants, including this one. To prevent burning the leaves apply the fertilizer at half strength according to package directions when using organic-based materials such as bone meal or blood meal.
To prune, remove dead leaves and stems from the center of the plant. You can also remove any new growth at the bottom of the plant that is not healthy looking or coming up through the middle of the plant’s foliage.
You should only need to prune once a year as long as you’re careful when removing dead stems and leaves from around the base of your plant.
Potting and Repotting Delosperma ‘Hot Pink Wonder’
It is recommended to repot this plant in the spring when it becomes active again. However, if you prefer to do it earlier, you can do so. It is a good idea to repot in the fall as well. But keep in mind that this plant will be more susceptible to winter damage if you do so.
How to Repot (Step-by-Step)
- Remove the ice plant from its container and gently remove any soil stuck to the roots.
- Place potting soil in a new container with holes in the bottom so water can drain out easily, then add some sand to keep the potting soil from being too heavy.
- Put a small amount of soil into the bottom of each hole in this new container and place your plant’s root ball on top of it, making sure that all of its roots are covered by soil (you may need to add more potting soil).
- Water thoroughly until water drains through the bottom holes of your new container. Place your plant back into its original container if necessary for transport back home or display purposes!
Propagating Delosperma ‘Hot Pink Wonder’ by Cuttings (Step-by-Step)
- Take cuttings of your Delosperma ‘Hot Pink Wonder’ plant in the late spring or early summer.
- Cut the stem as close to the base as possible, but do not leave too much green behind.
- Remove any leaves from the bottom half of each cutting and dip them in a rooting hormone before placing them in a well-drained soil mix.
- Place the cuttings in a warm, dry place with indirect sunlight for one week, then move them into a well-lit location with direct sunlight for another week.
This process should encourage rooting and help your new plants grow strong roots so they can be transplanted into their own pot later on!
This plant has flowers that are a hot pink color with a yellow center. The blooms are about 1 inch in diameter and usually appear in the spring but last all the way through fall.
Delosperma ‘Hot Pink Wonder’ is not toxic to humans, dogs, and cats.
NOTE: This page is not intended as a substitute for veterinary advice. The toxicity of an ingested substance varies depending on the amount ingested, the animal’s weight, and its sensitivity to specific allergens. Contact your veterinarian or local animal poison control center immediately if you think your pet may have ingested a toxic substance.
Aphids can be a problem because the plants are susceptible to their piercing-sucking mouthparts. They can cause leaves to curl and become brown or yellow, stunting the plant’s growth.
Mealybugs can also be a problem for this plant because they feed on its sap, resulting in wilting leaves and stunted growth.
Spider Mites are another pest that can affect your plant by sucking out its juices and leaving behind webbing in their place. This makes it harder for your plant to absorb nutrients from the soil and can cause it to die.
- Placing under harsh sunlight
- Using poorly drained potting mediums
- Fertilizing during dormancy