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Coopers Ice Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Delosperma cooperi syn. Mesembryanthemum cooperi

 

Cooper's Ice Plant

Delosperma cooperi is a dwarf perennial plant which is mat forming. It grows to 10–15 cm tall, with fleshy leaves and a trailing stem. Unlike many ice plants, this species is hardy to -20F. The leaves turn red in cold winter temperatures. A useful groundcover and the trailing stems also make it suitable for flowerpots and walls.

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plant Features
  • Coopers Ice Plant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Coopers Ice Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Coopers Ice Plant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Coopers Ice Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Cooper's Ice Plant

Latin name

Delosperma cooperi syn. Mesembryanthemum cooperi

type

Perennial

family

Aizoaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Coopers Ice Plant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Coopers Ice Plant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Coopers Ice Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Coopers Ice Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Coopers Ice Plant is 0.58meters x 0.15meters 0.58 M 0.15 M

Delosperma cooperi syn. Mesembryanthemum cooperi

Delosperma cooperi is a dwarf perennial plant which is mat forming. It grows to 10–15 cm tall, with fleshy leaves and a trailing stem. Unlike many ice plants, this species is hardy to -20F. The leaves turn red in cold winter temperatures. A useful groundcover and the trailing stems also make it suitable for flowerpots and walls.


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 Mid Autumn

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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