Heartleaf iceplant

A pink-flowering groundcover.
Common name : Heartleaf iceplant
Scientific name : Aptenia cordifolia
Family : Aizoaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Minimal water
Minimal water
Aptenia cordifolia is a species of succulent plant in the iceplant family. The specific epithet is derived from the Latin word cor for heart, because of the heart-shaped leaves. It is a creeping plant that forms a carpet of flat-growing perennial herbs in groups on the ground from a base.

Sowing & planting



Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 1 - 30
pH 6 - 7

Plant my heartleaf iceplant

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my heartleaf iceplant

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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