How to grow Nananthus aloides

Nananthus aloides grow and care – herbaceous succulent of the genus Nananthus also known as Mesembryanthemum aloides, Nananthus aloides perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10-11.

Leaves color green some cultivars leaves can be red or purple all the leaf or just part in shape triangle the leaves waxy and flashy the plant grows like creeping on the ground.

Nananthus aloides flower

Flower color yellow, petals can be with darker color in the middle flowers are multi petals,

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How to grow Nananthus aloides growing and care:

More than -2C, 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:
Slugs, snails

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
5-15 cm, 2-6 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Multi petals flower color yellow

Scientific name:

Nananthus aloides

How to grow Nananthus aloides

Nananthus aloides succulent

Nananthus aloides


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11

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