Ruschia lineolata, 100 cuttings
Ruschia lineolata is an excellent groundcover plant and is tough enough to be suitable as a lawn substitute. It also looks at home in succulent and rock gardens and grown between stepping-stones. Ruschia lineolata can also be grown in containers large or small.
Ruschia lineolata is a very dense, low growing ground cover. It has small green linear succulent leaves. It can take foot and even vehicle traffic without much damage and makes a good turf substitute in hot dry climates. It can also be used on slopes as well. It is not fussy about soil type but does need good drainage and maintenance.
In spring it is covered in very lovely one-inch flowers with magenta striped white petals which give the plant its species designation. These flowers are attractive to pollinating insects. Best flowering occurs in full sun. Many people like Ruschia lineolata due to it’s thick green coverage and its plush texture. Serra Gardens carries a large stock of Ruschia lineolata.
Common Names: Carpet of Stars
Origin: South Africa growing in shale ridges of dry streambeds in the renosterveld and succulent Karoo south of the Langeberge near Robertson and Barrydale
Size Label: Box of 100, 5-inch cuttings. Covers 75 square feet.
Cold Tolerance: 20 to 25°F, -6.7 to -3.9°C
Heat Tolerance: Very high heat tolerance.
Light Requirement: Light shade to full sun
Water needs: Drought tolerant
Uses: This is an excellent groundcover plant and is tough enough to be suitable as a lawn substitute. It also looks at home in succulent and rock gardens and grown between stepping-stones. Ruschia lineolata can also be grown in containers
Propagation: Ruschia lineolata is very easy to propagate by taking cuttings and replanting them. For best results place healthy cuttings in sand or cactus mix and water daily. Keep cuttings in a sheltered but bright position and plant out once well rooted – this should be within a month at most.
There is a minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders. All plants shipped bare root. Other sizes may be available for pick up from our growing grounds in Fallbrook, CA. For more information, give us a call at 760-990-4762.
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