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Aptenia cordifolia

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Aptenia cordifolia Baby Sunrose, Heartleaf Iceplant, Succulent,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Succulents & Cacti Mat Forming

Perennial evergreen herb that hugs the ground with it's thick succulent stems and heart-shaped, glossy dark green leaves. Pink or purple daisy like flowers bloom all year and open in the sun. Great for hanging baskets. This plant is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
<15cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Habitat, Lawn Alternatives, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Tough and low maintenance. Will benefit for an application of diluted liquid fertiliers. Tolerates salt. Again, beware of weed potential in some states.

Plant Care
Liquid feed

Family Name: Origin:
Aizoaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink, Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: All Year
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High