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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

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BustaBella 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 mkjones 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.


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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