Lampranthus roseus.

Lampranthus Roseus or Portulaca has striking flowering in spring being used as ground cover, hanging plant or in rockery gardens.
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Lampranthus roseus, also known as Portulaca:

This succulent is a gem belonging to the Aizoaceae family and hails from South Africa. It has captivated gardening enthusiasts worldwide for its beauty and resilience.


Its fleshy, silvery-green leaves serve as a beautiful backdrop to the flowers that bloom in spring. The most striking feature is its vibrant purple-pink flowers. The combination of succulent leaves and vibrant flowers creates a spectacular contrast in any garden.

Care - Watering and Fertilization:

Lampranthus roseus is resilient and easy to care for. The key is to avoid overwatering as it prefers drier soils. Moderate watering is sufficient, allowing the substrate to dry between waterings. It doesn’t require rich soil, so diluted balanced fertilizer during the growing season is suitable.

Adaptation to Cold and Heat:

This succulent shows great adaptability to various climatic conditions. It thrives in coastal areas and is ideal for seaside landscapes. It withstands heat and high temperatures but can also tolerate cooler climates if protected from winter frosts.

Common Uses:

It's a perennial plant, though it typically lasts no more than three years, often replaced each spring to maintain its beauty. It's versatile, used as ground cover to create patches of purple-pink flower carpets and as a hanging plant in pots. It also integrates well in rock gardens, walls, and borders, adding color and vitality.

Another Interesting Ground Cover Option:

Aptenia Cordiflora is another excellent choice to add charm and color to your garden as an alternative to Lampranthus roseus.

For more information about this fascinating succulent:

Refer to our sources and explore our extensive experience with this species. You can also find more information from sources like Wikipedia, Shoot Gardening, and Desert Tropicals.


This text offers details about the care, adaptability, and uses of Lampranthus roseus, as well as presenting an interesting ground cover alternative, Aptenia Cordiflora.


Data sheet

Lampranthus roseus
South Africa
Up to 150 cm
Pink flowers
Pots, rockeries or as hanging plant
Sales format
Maceta de 11 cms de diámetro
It resists until -6ºC
Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.

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