(This plant comes in a 2 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Aptenia cordifolia is a perennial, prostrate, ground-covering herb with small heart-shaped, glossy green succulent leaves sparkling in the sun. It appear to crawl along the soil and hug the ground forming a tight, almost clipped appearance and stays green year-round. Aptenia is a popular, maintenance-free ground cover used extensively to cover banks and slopes through-out the tropics and warmer temperate areas of the world. It is one of the more easily cultivated succulent species.
Common Names include: Rock rose, Noon flower, Heart-leaf iceplant, Dew plant, Heartleaf iceplant, Red apple, Ice Plant, Aptenia, Baby Sun Rose
Temp zones: 8B-11
Frost tolerance: will handle temperatures down to - 7° C/ 19.4 F
Sun exposure: Sun to half-shade.
Origin: eastern coastal region of the Cape Province
Growth habits: Plants grow no taller than about 7-10 cm but can climb on neighboring vegetation cloaking the base of trees and shrubs up to 2 metres tall, and forming a thick mat by growing over itself.
Watering needs: Water regularly when soil becomes dry, characteristics indicate that it can over-summer without water and then grow vigorously during the rainy season, although constantly wet soil can cause it to rot.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz