Delosperma ‘White Wonder’ is a beautiful, low-maintenance succulent that’s native to South Africa. It’s been popular for a few years now, but it’s about time you started growing your own!
In this article, we’ll go over the care requirements for this beauty and show you some tips on how to grow it in your garden.
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About Delosperma ‘White Wonder’
Delosperma ‘White Wonder’ leaves are small and roundish, with some variegation. The flowers are small, white, and sometimes pinkish-red in color, with a yellow center. They grow just above the foliage.
Suitable both as a potted plant and as a border plant, this is a versatile option for any space and can adapt to various conditions if cared for properly.
Delosperma ‘White Wonder’ Care
This little guy is an easy-care perennial that does well in full sun and sandy or rocky soil. It can be grown annually in cooler climates, but it’ll come back year after year if you leave it alone.
The plant is an easygoing succulent that can be grown in a wide range of lighting conditions. It will tolerate low-light areas but thrives under bright light and direct sun. In general, the plant will do best in mid to high-light conditions.
The soil requirements for Delosperma ‘White Wonder’ are very similar to the other members of this genus. They can be grown in either sandy or loamy soil that is well-drained and has a pH level between 6.5 and 7.5.
Allow the top surface of the soil to dry out before watering again. This can be anywhere from two days to a week, depending on how much water is lost through evaporation and how much moisture the plant needs at any given time. The amount of water required by this succulent will depend on its light level and temperature conditions.
Delosperma ‘White Wonder’ requires temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and between 45 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
These plants are quite a cold hardy and can survive temperatures below -20 degrees quite handily if kept dry.
The humidity level should be between 40 and 60 percent for the best results. Normal room conditions are fine.
You will need to fertilize this plant every three weeks or so during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer of 10-10-10 to encourage strong growth and abundant blooms.
The proper way to prune this plant is to remove a few of the oldest stems. This will help the plant maintain its shape and allow it to grow better.
Keep in mind that you should only prune the plant during the growing season or early fall once all of the foliage dies back naturally.
Potting and Repotting Delosperma ‘White Wonder’
This plant does not need often repotting as it grows fast and can accommodate itself in most pots. However, if your plant looks stressed out and unhappy due to lack of space, then you should consider repotting it into a slightly larger pot and giving it more room to grow.
How to Repot (Step-by-Step)
- Remove the ice plant from its container and gently remove excess soil from its roots.
- Trim the root ball as needed.
- Put fresh potting medium into your new pot.
- Place the plant in the pot, then gently push down on it to remove any air pockets.
- Gently pack soil around the base of your plants with your fingers.
- Water thoroughly until water drains freely from the bottom of the container, then allow to drain thoroughly.
Propagating Delosperma ‘White Wonder’ (Step-by-Step)
- Select a parent plant with large, healthy leaves with no brown spots or other signs of distress.
- Cut off a section of the plant’s stem about 1/2 an inch in diameter and about 6 inches long.
- Remove any leaves from the bottom half of the cutting.
- Put your cutting in a pot filled with a mixture of equal parts soil and sand (or perlite).
- Water it well when you first put it in its new potting medium, then allow it to dry out between waterings until it starts growing (about two weeks).
- Once you see growth starting to happen (new stems coming out), start caring for the plant regularly.
The flowers of ‘Wheels of Wonder’ (also known as Delosperma ‘White Wonder’) are a creamy white color, with light yellow accents at the base. The flower petals are daisy-like and appear from spring through fall.
Delosperma congestum ‘Wheels of Wonder – White Wonder’ is not toxic to humans or animals.
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 tiny green or black insects that suck sap from plants and cause leaves to curl and distort. They also secrete a sticky substance (honeydew) that attracts ants and insects.
To control aphids, spray the plant with water several times a week to remove them from the leaves. You can also use insecticidal soap to kill them directly.
Mealybugs are small white insects that infest new growth on the plant by sucking sap from the leaves and stems. They build up in large numbers on the underside of leaves, making them appear dusty or fuzzy when viewed from above. You can often see mealybugs crawling around on plants and small cottony masses on their surfaces.
Spider mites are small, spider-like pests that infest new growth on plants. They suck the plant sap from leaves and stems, causing them to turn yellow or brown in color. As they feed, they spin webs around their bodies, making it easier for them to move around quickly.
- Placing under harsh sunlight
- Using poorly drained potting mediums
- Fertilizing during dormancy