This compact, fast-growing succulent has a deceptive name. Although the green-leaved plant is known as “Ice Plant,” it is not cold hardy. It does well indoors and is great for beginners. The thick blue-green leaves stack opposite each other as they grow up the stem. It has yellow flowers that look similar to daisies that bloom in the Spring.
Full sun to partial shade
Can be grown indoors if given enough light
Typical water needs for a succulent
Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) wide
Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
Not cold hardy
Propagation by stem cuttings and seeds
Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Actively grows in Summer
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Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Corpuscularia lehmannii “Ice Plant”
Corpuscularia lehmannii “Ice Plant” grows wonderfully in container gardens, rock gardens, and hanging baskets. When growing indoors, place in a sunny window to keep it compact.
Corpuscularia lehmannii “Ice Plant” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. It can be sensitive to under watering, but be careful not to over-water as it can lead to root rot.
Where to Plant
“Ice Plant” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun, but can be grown indoors in bright light.
Pairs Well With
How to Propagate Corpuscularia lehmannii “Ice Plant”
Corpuscularia lehmannii “Ice Plant” can be propagated from stem cuttings or seeds, although you may experience the best success with stem cuttings.
To grow “Ice Plant” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.
To propagate from seeds, sow the seeds in a well-draining soil. You can grow Corpuscularia seeds outdoors if you live in an zone above 9a. If you live in a cooler area, you can begin sowing indoors under a grow light or on a seed mat.
Corpuscularia lehmannii “Ice Plant” is synonymous with Delosperma lehmannii, Mesembryanthemum lehmanni, and Schonlandia lehmannii.
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