Question about Ice Plant _See Photos
I planted a few flats of Orange Ice Plant (Lampranthus) into long flower boxes. The soil is Miracle-gro potting mix with perlite added (about 1 part to 3) to make it more succulent friendly. The box faces south and gets sun almost the whole day. I water every day in the AM but only enough so that the soil feels dry about 2 inches down the next morning. I water with the tap water, which is a bit hard, but I add 1/2 strength Miracle-gro fertilizer.
What I noticed now about two weeks after transplanting is a) the blooms are going away, and b) there are some buds that are turning yellow.
This didn't happen before I transplanted when they were in the flats that they came in. In fact, they were blooming like mad then. Does anyone know what this means? Is it transplant shock? Iron deficiency? I know these are succulents but they are in a very hot location. Could the heat be stopping the blooming cycle?
Any advice is appreciated.