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Ice Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Mesembryanthemum spectabile syn. Lampranthus spectabilis 'Orange'

 

Ice Plant

The older name Mesembryanthemum is often used for these plants, and this is shortened to “mesembs”. The great majority are found in southern Africa, and they range from bushes to creeping ground-covers. They are succulents and this variety produces masses of orange, daisy-like flowers in summer.

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plant Features
  • Ice Plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Ice Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

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

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Ice Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Ice Plant

Latin name

Mesembryanthemum spectabile syn. Lampranthus spectabilis 'Orange'

type

Succulent

family

Aizoaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Ice Plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Ice Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Ice Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

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

Mesembryanthemum spectabile syn. Lampranthus spectabilis 'Orange'

The older name Mesembryanthemum is often used for these plants, and this is shortened to “mesembs”. The great majority are found in southern Africa, and they range from bushes to creeping ground-covers. They are succulents and this variety produces masses of orange, daisy-like flowers in summer.


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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