How to grow Aptenia cordifolia

Aptenia cordifolia growing herbaceous subshrub succulent of the genus also known as Baby sun rose or heartleaf iceplant, Aptenia cordifolia perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant as ground cover, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate climate or as houseplant with a lot of light and growing in hardiness zone 9-12.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape leaves are fleshy.

Aptenia cordifolia flowers

Flower color can be: purple, pink, red or white, flower flat with multi petals.

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Requirements for Aptenia cordifolia growing and care:

More than -3, (better in sandy soil), well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design and control

Size of the plant?
20-50 cm, 8-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with a lot of light)

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Flat flower with multi petals color can be: purple, pink, red or white

Scientific name:

Aptenia cordifolia

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