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:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
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
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:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Flat flower with multi petals color can be: purple, pink, red or white