Aptenia, Heartleaf Ice - Succulent Plant

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.
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25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Aptenia

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 Height9 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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  • 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.

  • Don'ts
  • 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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Aptenia?

    Aptenia is commonly known as Ice plant, baby sun rose.

    How tall do Aptenia grow?

    On average Aptenia grows Up to 60 centimeters.

    What color are Aptenia?

    A Aptenia plant bears flowers of color Reddish-purple.

    When Aptenia blooms?

    With enough light, Aptenia may produce Reddish-purple. flowers in Spring and summer.

    How hard is Aptenia to grow?

    A Aptenia is Easy to grow.

    How much sunlight does a Aptenia need?

    A Aptenia prefers Full Sunlight.

    How much water does a Aptenia need?

    A Aptenia prefers watering Moderately.

    What kind of soil does a Aptenia need?

    A Aptenia prefers Well draining and nutrient rich soil.

    What temperature does a Aptenia like?

    A Aptenia prefers 22 to 35 degrees Celcius.

    How often should I fertilize my Aptenia?

    To encourage Aptenia growth, Use a regular liquid or granular fertilizer two to three times during the growing season.


    Wednesday, 18 March 2020

    Thanks the plant is growing well

    Joshi Prisy

    Thursday, 05 March 2020

    Beautiful healthy plants delivered straight to the doorstep.


    Monday, 02 July 2018

    Good packing. Plant is very healthy and also I received free seeds offer & cashback . Happy :-)

    Gaurav Narwania
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