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Tropicals – Ice Plant

  • Ice plant 

Botanical name: aizoaceae

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: 6 inches in height and a 10 inch spread

Bloom time:  spring/summer

Hardy zone: zones 5-9

Flower color: Orange, Pink, Purple

Foliage color: green

Growth rate: reaches maturity in 1 – 2 growing seasons

Pruning instructions: prune when the plant is finished flowering for the season

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use:  colorful groundcover 

Light needs: 6 hours of light a day 

Special features: drought tolerant and deer resistant 

Watering instructions:   water when the top 2 inches of soil are dry, this usually means watering once a week during periods of drought

Fertilizing instructions : a water-soluble fertilizer in the spring or summer is recommended

Best time to plant: spring or summer

Best type of soil: loam or sand

Companion plants: catmint, portulaca, creeping thyme

Toxicity level: potentially mildly toxic if ingested 

Invasive species: no

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