I have two Delosperma plants I grew from seed back in 2012 and am now trying to form into bonsais. Surprisingly it works really well. I was expecting them to grow uncontrollably but they keep their shape since a year when potted in a small 5x5x8,5cm pot each.
Actually I've wanted to post photos of them for a while now but it has turned out to be quite difficult to capture them due to their three-dimensionality. I could never focus my camera properly. Below are my best attempts at a photo session with one of the plants. It looks much cooler in real life :D
As you can see it grows many short-leafed branches along the stems while not increasing in size all in all. But it gets thirsty a lot. It never flowers though.
I have another plant to be featured in the next post and since it's fun to watch them grow here is a compilation.
2 months old
3 months old + one more
6 months old
10 months old (root view)
August 2014 (before and after the haircut)