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Common Ice Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

 

Common Ice Plant

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum is a prostrate succulent. It is covered with large, glistening bladder cells or water vesicles, reflected in its common names of common ice plant or crystalline ice plant. It produces white to reddish flowers with radially arranged petals.

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plant Features
  • Common Ice Plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Common Ice Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Common Ice Plant is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Common Ice Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Common Ice Plant

Latin name

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

type

Succulent

family

Aizoaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Common Ice Plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Common Ice Plant is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Common Ice Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Common Ice Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Common Ice Plant is 0.40meters x 0.20meters 0.40 M 0.20 M

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum is a prostrate succulent. It is covered with large, glistening bladder cells or water vesicles, reflected in its common names of common ice plant or crystalline ice plant. It produces white to reddish flowers with radially arranged petals.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Succulents need good draining soil. When planting in the garden, make sure the area drains well and is not in a hollow that remains wet. Specially prepared cactus soil can be purchased for planting in pots or incorporate sand, gravel or volcanic rock for better drainage. The container you are planting in should have a drainage hole and it is wise to put crushed rock at the bottom before your planting medium.

 
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