Mesembryanthemum cordifolium variegatum 'Crystal' - Heartleaf Ice Plant


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'Crystal' (Mesembryanthemum cordifolium variegatum) (previously Aptenia) (Schwantes): A variegated cultivar of the Heartleaf Ice Plant from South Africa. Its glossy, heart-shaped leaves are lined in white and it grows either as a creeping ground cover in warm climates (zone 10+) or a lovely trailing variety in hanging pots.

In full to partial sun the stems of this Ice Plant can grow up to 24.0" long. They're easy to prune, if desired, and stem cuttings will readily grow roots if transplanted in gritty soil (more info). Its magenta flowers are beautiful to behold and attractive to pollinators, opening by afternoon and closing each night.

Don't be fooled by the name "Ice Plant", as this soft succulent needs protection from freezing temperatures. It can easily overwinter indoors as long as it is near a sunny window. A. cordifolia is partially dormant in the winter, so reduce watering frequency and ensure that it is in well-draining pots and soil.

Mesembryanthemum thrives in sandy soil year-round and can tolerate droughts, but regular water in spring and summer will encourage more vigorous growth.

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary


Bloom Color

Pink Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Filtered / Partial Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Growth Habit / Shape

Hanging / Trailing

Growth Habit / Shape

Low Growing / Creeping


Winter Dormant Partial

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Fast Grower

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate

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Pet Safe

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