Aptenia cordifolia, a type of ice plant also known as the baby sun rose, is a durable summer bloomer native to South Africa.
What makes it special:
- Evergreen and fast-growing succulent plant.
- Used as love and good luck charm.
- Beautiful elegent flowers with attractive heart shape leaves.
- Low maintance succulent plant.
||Aptenia, Heartleaf Ice - Succulent Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Aptenia cordifolia is a sun-loving perennial that produces small, bright reddish-purple, daisy-like blooms atop thick, succulent stems.Aptenia cordifolia also known as the heartleaf ice plant. The plant belongs to the family of Aizocea. The leaves of the plant resemble a heart thus the name is heartleaf.
The plant is common in Arizona and California. The plant could be in your ground covers as they love spreading on the grounds.This perennial plant needs abundant sunlight and water. The plant belongs to tropical and tender perennials. They require sandy soil. Heartleaf can be planted during the spring. Low maintenance plant with moderate needs.
||9 inch (23 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Ice plant, baby sun rose.
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 60 centimeters.
||Spring and summer.
||Easy to grow.
Planting and care
At least five to six hours of sunlight a day is ideal for flowering and plant grow well in direct bright light .SoilThe soil should be well drained and rich in organic content for growing Hibiscus plant.WateringWater the plant when the top soil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.Do not overwater the plant.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Application of FertilizerDuring the main growing season (August-December) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.DontsDo not overwater the plant.Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.
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||Well draining and nutrient rich soil.
|| 22 to 35 degrees Celcius.
||Use a regular liquid or granular fertilizer two to three times during the growing season.
Aptenia special feature
Aptenia flowers are solitary or grow in small, whorled clusters, usually in the leaf axils along the stem.
- Aptenia cordifolia is often planted in pots or as a ground cover