A picture of a Ice Plant

Ice Plant

Lampranthus spp.

Also known as

Ice plant

Starr 061204-1844 Lampranthus roseus by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    More images of Ice Plant

    A photo of Ice Plant
    A photo of Ice Plant
    A photo of Ice Plant
    A photo of Ice Plant
    A photo of Ice Plant

    Ice Plant Overview

    Lampranthus is a genus of creeping, bushy succulents in the Aizoaceae family native to Southern Africa with more that 200 recognised species. The Aizoaceae family is commonly known by the name ice plants and also known as vygies in South Africa and New Zealand. They inhabit arid areas and are characterised by their unusually large, showy, daisy-like flower heads. Cultivated specimens are best grown as tender bedding plants or in containers that can be protected in winter.

    Common problems with Ice Plant

    How to propagate Ice Plant

    Cuttings

    You can propagate by seed or stem cuttings in the spring or autumn.

    Seed

    Other uses of Ice Plant

    Summer bedding particularly in airy conditions.

    Succulents

    Explore all