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Ice Plant
Scientific Name: Lampranthus plautus N.E. Br.
Synonym: Mesembryanthemum plautum
Family: Aizoaceae
Ice Plant (Lampranthus  plautus)
Lampranthus plautus with flower starting to open
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 14-26
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20F (-7C) for short periods

Heat Tolerance: Avoid reflected heat, and afternoon sun in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South Africa (Little Namaqualand)

Growth Habits: Succulent subshrub 1 to 2 feet tall (30 to 60 cm)

Watering Needs: Little summer water in most places, twice weekly in the hot desert

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

There are over 180 species of Lampranthus, plus many garden forms.

Cultural Practices:
Cut dead flowers to encourage new growth.

Blooming Habits:
Pink flower, 1.4 inches in diameter (3.5 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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