Common Name: Baby Sun Rose, Heartleaf Iceplant, Rock Rose, Noon Flower
Aptenia Cordifolia, also known as the Heartleaf Iceplant, is a beautiful ground covering terrestrial plant. Aptenia Cordifolia is known for growing into lush dense mats that stay close to the ground, reaching on average 8 inches off the ground. The thick bright green, heart-shaped leaves contrast well with small pink to purple flowers. The flowers will begin to bloom early spring and last until summer, attaching various pollinators like bees and butterflies.
Being part of the succulent family, the Baby Sun Rose does not do well in standing water. Ideally the Baby Sun Rose should be watered only when the soil is completely dried. Aptenia Cordifolia can tolerate drought conditions well but does prefer partial shading to filtered sunlight. Pruning of Aptenia Cordifolia should be done in the spring, cutting off any areas that have browned over the winter.
- Aptenia Cordifolia is a terrestrial plant, and will not survive if submerged in aquariums and paladariums.
- Aptenia Cordifolia is a fast growing, drought tolerant foreground plant.
- Aptenia Cordifolia final size, coloration and growth rate are dependent upon the condition of the environment. Photos are a representation of what you will receive and may vary.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives
Family Name: Aizoaceae
Endemic To: South Africa
Light: Partial Shade to Filtered Sun
Water: Allow soil to dry between watering
Propagation: Herbaceous stem cutting or seeds
Growth rate: Fast