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Aptenia, Heartleaf Ice - Succulent Plant

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Description

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.
Sr Item name
1 Aptenia, Heartleaf Ice - Succulent Plant
2 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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 9 inch (23 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Ice plant, baby sun rose.
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 60 centimeters.
Flower Colour Reddish-purple.
Bloom Time Spring and summer.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Planting and care


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Sunlight

  • At least five to six hours of sunlight a day is ideal for flowering and plant grow well in direct bright light .
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and rich in organic content for growing Hibiscus plant.
  • Watering
  • Water 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 Fertilizer
  • During 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 Protection
  • Remove 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.

  • Donts
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.
  • Aptenia care

    Sunlight Full Sunlight.
    Watering Moderately.
    Soil Well draining and nutrient rich soil.
    Temperature 22 to 35 degrees Celcius.
    Fertilizer 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 uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Aptenia cordifolia is often planted in pots or as a ground cover

    It contains

    SrItem name
    1Aptenia, Heartleaf Ice - Succulent Plant
    25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Baby sun rose plant care?

    Consider the following points to care baby sun rose Water-Water the plant when 3-4 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer twice a year during the main growing season(spring and summer). Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required or it will also thrive in indirect bright light. Note- for more details on growing please check above description on nurserylive.com

    How to grow baby sun rose?

    Baby sun rose is grown by using seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to growing baby sun rose. 1. Pot size 5 inches upper diameter inch with a drainage hole. 2. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required or it will also thrive in indirect bright light. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 4. Water-Water the plant when 3-4 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer twice a year during the main growing season(spring and summer). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to propagate baby sun rose?

    Baby sun rose is grown by using seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to growing baby sun rose. 1. Pot size 5 inches upper diameter inch with a drainage hole. 2. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required or it will also thrive in indirect bright light. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 4. Water-Water the plant when 3-4 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer twice a year during the main growing season(spring and summer). Note- for more details on growing please check above description on nurserylive.com

    Is baby sun rose edible?

    No, Baby sun rose both leaves and flowers are not edible.

    How to plant baby sun rose?

    To grow plant through cuttings consider the following points 1.To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2.Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight or it will also thrive in indirect bright light. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for 4-6 hours a dayor it will also thrive in indirect bright light. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season.

    When to plant baby sun rose?

    You can plant baby sun rose in the spring season.

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