Jewel of Desert

Jewel of Desert

You walk through the desert. You are thirsty. You walk along and what do you see? A paradise of colours. Do dreams come true? Yes, they do.

These new Jewel of Desert Delosperma's (Ice plants) are now also available at your nearby garden center. Enjoy the nice colours. They hardly need any water. They like drought and full sun. These new Delosperma's flower from May until the beginning of the winter as long as the sun shines. They don't mind a cold winter. They aren't called Ice plants for nothing.

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Key points

  • Flowers from the start of the summer until the beginning of the winter (as long as the sun is shining)
  • Hardy
  • Compact varieties
  • Drought resistant
  • Brightens up your garden with brilliant colours

Maintenance & Use

Delosperma's have to be planted in full sun. The type of soil is less important as long as the soil is very well drained.

Delosperma's hate wet feet. Don't spoil them too much. Remove dead flowers to stimulate new flowering. Delosperma's are, of course, excellent in mixed containers, rock gardens, the perennial border and/or for green roofs.



Hereby I would like to introduce myself. Born and raised in Japan. I, Koichiro Nishikawa, always dreamt about plants that are drought resistant, fast growing and always flower with beautiful colours. That is why I started with breeding Delosperma's in Japan 15 years ago. However, it took me too long throughout the season. Therefore, I moved to Ecuador with my loving family 5 years ago.

Breeder Koichiro Nishikawa

High in the mountains, I can make new breeds 12 months long. Everything goes much faster here. So I achieved my goal. The Delosperma ‘Jewel of Desert’ -series. To see them, you do not need to come to Ecuador. Thanks to the efforts of Plantipp and Ron van Dijk they are now available everywhere.


Jewel of Desert Peridot


Jewel of Desert Ruby


Jewel of Desert Rosequartz


Jewel of Desert Moonstone


Jewel of Desert Garnet


Jewel of Desert Topaz



Royalty management:

USA - Concept Plants BV

EU - Plantipp BV

Available at:

Young Plants:

UK - Eagle Plants Ltd
+44-7825-616 164

Finished plants:

Rijnbeek en Zoon
+31-172-212 549

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Vanaf half maart 2013 zijn Jewel of Desert Delosperma's (IJsbloemen) verkrijgbaar bij de volgende tuincentra.

Groenrijk -
Intratuin -
Coppelmans -
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Life&Garden -
Staelduinsebos -
Overvecht -
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Tuinland -
Groengilde -
De Bosrand -
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Breeder Koichiro Nishikawa

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Photo 2


Flyer JPG / Flyer PDF
Flyer JPG / Flyer PDF

Jewel of Desert Delosperma flyer
Flyer breeder Koichiro Nishikawa
Flyer - morning vs midday

Jewel of Desert Mix

Mix 1
Mix 2
Mix 4
Mix pot (JPG) / Mix pot (PNG)
Mix pot 3 (JPG) / Mix pot 3 (PNG)


Leaderboard Delosperma Jewel of Desert