Ficinia truncata ‘Ice Crystal’

The truncated ficinia is native to South Africa, where it has long been cultivated as an ornamental plant. The species name refers to the fact that the leaves are truncated, as if the tips had been abruptly cut off.

The ‘Ice Crystal’ selection forms a small, low clump of narrow, dark-green, slightly curved leaves. They are highlighted by a small white border formed by a fine, pure-white silky thread, giving it a frosted appearance, a design feature much appreciated by those who grow it. This plant, bursting with originality, resembles a sea anemone with its disheveled, delicately disordered leaves. The stems, which grow from the base, bear several leaves and can measure 10 to 15 cm in length. This plant, which belongs to the Cyperaceae family, should be planted in well-drained soil, with a good supply of organic fertilizer at the time of planting.

This plant can be grown in a sunny spot in a small container, at the edge of a flowerbed, in a bed, in a rockery or in an alpine garden. The plant can reach 15 cm in height and 25 cm in width. Cut flowerbeds finely.

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