|Latin name:||Lampranthus roseus|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||April - September|
|Growing Height:||15 - 25 cm|
|Planting distance:||15 - 20 cm|
Lampranthus 'Lido' can be planted directly in the ground in spring . Prepare a suitable hole in fairly dry, well-drained soil. Improve your soil by mixing in some sharp sand. Plant the Lampranthus 'Lido' at the correct depth in the hole - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting.
This plant grows best in full sun in fairly dry and well-drained soil. Lampranthus is well suited for growing as ground cover.
Lampranthus in pots
Lampranthus is excellent for planting in pots, window-boxes or containers, as long as there is sufficient drainage. Use sandy soil enriched with some potting compost. They can survive the winter outside as long as (rain)water can drain away properly.
The Lampranthus 'Lido' is highly resistant to drought and even feels at home in poor soil. However in dry periods a little more water is required. Allow the plants to completely dry out before watering. For an extra rich bloom, it is recommended to add plant food at the beginning of summer when watering. Use 1/4 of the recommended daily amount.
Remove the faded flowers of Lampranthus 'Lido' regularly in order to encourage a second flowering. You can expect beautiful flowers all summer long. Too much moisture during the winter is not well-tolerated by this plant. If necessary, a little protection is appreciated.
Prune the tips of the plant before its winter dormant period and it will be sure to flower again the following spring.
Lampranthus 'Lido' is an evergreen succulent from South Africa. It stores moisture in its narrow, fleshy leaves, which are used as a water reservoir for dry periods. The white flowers have a striking pink with yellow centre. Lampranthus is a plant suitable for in the rockery, but comes from areas where it rains in summer. This means that the plant also needs watering in summer for good growth and flowering.