Baby Sunrose, Dew Plant, Heartleaf Ice Plant, Heart Leaf Ice Plant
Aptenia cordifolia 'Variegata'

Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aptenia (ap-TEN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: cordifolia (kor-di-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

August, California

San Jose, California

Ellendale, Delaware

Lakeland, Florida (2 reports)

Melbourne, Florida

Naples, Florida

Port Charlotte, Florida

Lockhart, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Roanoke, Texas

San Angelo, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 18, 2012, BustaBella from Melbourne, FL wrote:

The best plant ever !!! I live in central Florida and was looking for a plant that can handle the heat. It looks beautiful in my planters paired with Draceana Marginata.So hardy ! So easy and it grows and grows ! The little pink flowers pop out all over. Anyone who sees it wants to buy it.It gets so thick and lush.It also can be used as ground cover which I am sure is great.

Positive

On Jun 11, 2005, mkjones from Aurora, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Lovely little dew. The foliage is wonderful, and the tiny pink blooms are a nice contrast. This dew needs more air ventilation than its plain leaf counterpart, so it's best not to let it get too crowded (or run over by the plain leaf!). Easy to prop and a nice accent plant in a pot.