How to grow Sesuvium

Sesuvium growing subshrub succulent of the genus Sesuvium also known as Iceplant, Sesuvium perennial evergreen used as ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert, tropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green in linear to spoon shape, the leaf is fleshy.

Sesuvium flower

Flower color purple to pink in star shape.

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Requirements for Sesuvium growing and care:

Well drained soil, sandy 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:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead flowers

Size of the plant:
5-20cm, 2-8 inches, grow widely as long as given

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Star shape flowers in color of pink to purple

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