Delosperma ‘Violet Wonder’ is a beautiful, uncommon plant cultivated from the Delosperma cooperi. It is also known as Violet Wonder.
This article looks at the plant, its growing requirements, and its care and maintenance.
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About Delosperma ‘Violet Wonder’
Delosperma ‘Violet Wonder’ is a purple-flowered succulent plant.
The leaf shape is somewhat triangular, with smooth and rounded edges.
This plant is a very rare variety and has been known to be hard to find in nurseries, but it can be found online.
The flowers are purple-blue and grow just above the foliage, covering it entirely when in full bloom. They bloom in spring and summer but can last through winter if cared for properly.
Its beauty and rarity make it a popular choice among gardeners who want something unique!
Delosperma ‘Violet Wonder’ Care
Delosperma ‘Violet Wonder’ is very popular among succulent lovers because it looks great as an accent or centerpiece for any garden bed, but also because it’s easy to care for
This plant requires bright light to thrive. In areas where sunlight is often limited, you may need to supplement with artificial light. As long as you provide this plant with the right amount of light, it will do well.
A fast-draining potting mix with plenty of perlite or sand added is best for this plant. It does not need rich soil, but it will grow best in well-drained soil that is only slightly moist, not wet.
Make sure that the soil should become moist after watering, but not too wet, as this will cause root rot. If you notice that your plant’s leaves are turning yellow or brown around the edges, it may be getting too much water, so reduce the watering cadence accordingly.
The ideal temperature for this plant is between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (15 to 27 degrees Celsius). These plants are hardy down to USDA zone 5-9 and can easily survive much colder temperatures. However, to thrive, they need something a little bit warmer.
This plant prefers a humidity level of 40 and 60 percent relative humidity. It can tolerate higher humidity levels, but it will grow better if you maintain lower levels.
Use a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) diluted to half once every month during the growing season. To increase growth or blooms, use more fertilizer at two-week intervals.
The best way to prune a Delosperma ‘Violet Wonder’ is to do so in mid-spring. This is before it starts blooming but after it has begun growing new leaves. You’ll want to trim off any dead or damaged foliage and dead flowers. This will keep your plant healthy and looking great for years to come!
Potting and Repotting Delosperma ‘Violet Wonder’
Repot your plant when it becomes pot-bound or when its roots are starting to grow out of its current container. To determine whether or not you need to repot your plant is by look at its leaves and roots. If the leaves are drooping or wilting, then there is a high chance that your plant requires more space for its roots.
How to Repot (Step-by-Step)
- Remove the plant from its current container, keeping it intact and in one piece.
- To improve drainage, prepare your potting soil by mixing sand and perlite (or similar material).
- Put the plant into its new container, ensuring its roots are covered with potting soil.
- Water thoroughly until water drains freely from the bottom of the container, then allow to drain thoroughly before watering again.
Propagating Delosperma ‘Violet Wonder’ (Step-by-Step)
- To propagate the plant, take two to three-inch cuttings from the tip of a branch. Make sure the leaves are healthy and green.
- Use a rooting hormone to promote root growth. Then place it in a growing medium.
- Place your container on a heating mat or in an area with plenty of sunlight.
- Water your cuttings when the soil feels dry to the touch.
- Once you see new growth emerge from your cuttings, transplant them into their own pots and continue growing them until they have reached a few inches tall.
The Delosperma ‘Violet Wonder’ flowers are small, purple blooms with a white center. They look like little discs that have been cut in half, and they have an almost star-like appearance. The flowers grow from spring to fall and cover the foliage entirely when they appear.
Delosperma ‘Violet 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 are small, soft-bodied, pear-shaped pests that can be found feeding on plant sap. They’re often green, black, brown, or pink in color and can be found on new growth, stems and leaves. Aphids cause damage by sucking out sap from the plant, which weakens it and reduces its ability to photosynthesize.
Mealybugs are small insects that produce a powdery wax coating around their body to protect themselves. This wax makes them appear white or grey with red or orange legs. Mealybugs feed on roots, stems, and leaves but can also be found feeding on flowers if there aren’t any other plants nearby for them to feed on.
Spider mites feed on plant sap by piercing their leaves with their mouthparts; this causes yellow spots to appear on the leaf surface. Use mild horticultural oils to combat these pests.
- Placing under harsh sunlight
- Using poorly drained potting mediums
- Fertilizing during dormancy