Heartleaf Iceplant

 In
Iceplant

Mesembryanthemum cordifolia
Baby Sun Rose; Heart Leaf
3

8 inches
1

2 feet
South Africa
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; mostly evergreen. Thick, fleshy leaves with brightly colored flowers form a fast-spreading groundcover similar to portulaca. Ice plant is used in the western US around homes as a wildfire suppressant; in ideal conditions it quickly covers bare ground and has been used to suppress weeds.

Maintenance

Protect from frost. No care needed to grow in shade, but in exposed locations it may require supplemental water.

Features

Plant Type:
Cactus and Succulent
Size:
3-8" H, 1-2' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Well drained
Wildlife:
Pollinators
Flower Color:
Pink, Red
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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