Aptenia cordifolia ‘Variegata’

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Aptenia cordifolia ‘Variegata’

Common Name: Variegated Heartleaf Ice Plant

Family: Azoaceae

Origin: South Africa

Type: Tropical Color

Size: 4"h x 18"w

Exposure: Sun


Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

Highly attractive and super easy to grow are two of the top attributes of this little South African succulent. Relatively fast-growing, variegated Heartleaf Iceplant looks like a small low-growing glacier dotted with pinkish-red star shaped shaped flowers. This heat tough plant makes for a unique spiller in containers with its leaves of pale green and mostly white. Ice plants get their name because their water-holding bladder cells are arranged close together near the surface of their leaves and stems and often shimmer in the sunlight giving an illusion of ice. In its homeland it goes by the Zulu name of Ibohlololo. (I’m guessing this means it grows very lo lo lo)