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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


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    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


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


    Other uses of Ice Plant

    Summer bedding particularly in airy conditions.


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