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A picture of a Kanna


Mesembryanthemum tortuosum

Sceletium tortuosum by Joozwa (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of some Mesembryanthemum tortuosum
A close up of some Mesembryanthemum tortuosum plants

Kanna Overview

Mesembryanthemum tortuosum an evergreen, succulent groundcover or creeping perennial plant in the Aizoaceae family. It is easy to care for, thriving in hot, dry, sunny areas. It grows quite slowly and makes a beautiful container plant and it is commonly known by the name Baby Sun Rose. Also known as Heart-Leaf Ice Plant, this species produces glossy succulent leaves and bright magenta-pink flowers. It is attractively placed cascading down a wall or hedge.

How to propagate Kanna



Special features of Kanna

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant