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Ice Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Corpuscularia taylorii

 

Ice Plant

Corpuscularia taylorii can reach 20cm tall and is quite compact. Grey-green leaves grow in a mat-like form. In full sun this plant will get various tones of pink, purple and red. The flower is white to pale yellow, daisy-like, up to 4cm in diameter.

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plant Features
  • Ice Plant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Ice Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Ice Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Ice Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Ice Plant

Latin name

Corpuscularia taylorii

type

Succulent

family

Aizoaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Ice Plant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Ice Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Ice Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Ice Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Ice Plant is 0.30meters x 0.20meters 0.30 M 0.20 M

Corpuscularia taylorii

Corpuscularia taylorii can reach 20cm tall and is quite compact. Grey-green leaves grow in a mat-like form. In full sun this plant will get various tones of pink, purple and red. The flower is white to pale yellow, daisy-like, up to 4cm in diameter.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Because ice plants are succulents, they do not tolerate wet soil, though they do well in poor soils. In fact, wet soil, especially during the winter months, is likely to kill the plants. In areas where the soil stays consistently dry, this plant can become invasive, so it is best to take this into consideration when planting it. Ice plants prefer full sun but can tolerate some light shade in the garden.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The ice plant can be propagated by division, cuttings or seeds. If propagating by division, it is best to divide the plants in the spring. Cuttings can be taken anytime in the spring, summer or autumn. When grown by seeds, scatter the seeds on the surface of the soil and do not cover them, as they need light to germinate.

 
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