A picture of a Ice Plant

Ice Plant

Argyroderma fissum

Argyroderma fissum 1 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

10cm

1cm

Min

1cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Ice Plant

Some Argyroderma fissum with green leaves
A close up of some Argyroderma fissum in a pot

Ice Plant Overview

Argyroderma fissum is a perennial succulent species in the Aizoaceae family. Originating from South Africa, this plant has a compact, dwarfed habit and tends to branch at the base, producing paired leaves. The leaves are smooth, finger-shaped, fleshy, grey-green in colour and the leaf pairs are joined at the base. Showy, single, stalked, daisy-like blooms are produced in the winter. These may be pink-purple or reddish in colour and the flowers are photosensitive, opening in response to the midday sun and closing in the evening.

How to propagate Ice Plant

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Ice Plant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Drought resistant

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Grow indoors in frost prone climates.

Other uses of Ice Plant

Grown for their leaves and flowers. grow as indoor or greenhouse plants.