Plant Care Mesembryanthemum cordifolium
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Mesembryanthemum cordifolium

4.6 out of 5 (16 experiences)

Mesembryanthemum cordifolium has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Mesembryanthemum cordifolium has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Mesembryanthemum cordifolium, baby sun rose, heart-leaf, red aptenia, aptenia, rooi brakvygie, brakvygie, umjuluka, ibohlololo, uncolozi omncane, heartleaf iceplant, heart-leaved aptenia and heart-leaved midday flower

Taxonomy

Aptenia cordifolia
Aptenia
Aizoaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Mesembryanthemum cordifolium

Water

How often to water your Mesembryanthemum cordifolium

Water needs for Mesembryanthemum cordifolium
0.5 cups
every 12

Mesembryanthemum cordifolium needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Mesembryanthemum cordifolium

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Mesembryanthemum cordifolium in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mesembryanthemum cordifolium: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mesembryanthemum cordifolium may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Mesembryanthemum cordifolium in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Mesembryanthemum cordifolium

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mesembryanthemum cordifolium: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Mesembryanthemum cordifolium after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Mesembryanthemum cordifolium

Mesembryanthemum cordifolium

Mesembryanthemum cordifolium


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Mesembryanthemum cordifolium has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 12
Mesembryanthemum cordifolium has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Mesembryanthemum cordifolium has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Mesembryanthemum cordifolium has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Mesembryanthemum cordifolium has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Mesembryanthemum cordifolium has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Mesembryanthemum cordifolium has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Camerontheplantdad14 avatar
@Camerontheplantdad14
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 196 XP
07/23/2021

Just amazing

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Angelina avatar
@Angelina
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 747 XP
globe New Port Richey, Florida
07/13/2021

This plant is amazing it keeps on growing like wild flowers I cut some pieces of plant them in other pots just fascinated how fast it grows I have it inside the house outside the house hanging on the tree with no problem I love the little flowers when it blooms

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Nicole avatar
@Nicole
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 60 XP
globe Turner, Montana
07/06/2021

It’s beautiful and easy to maintain

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kat-pal avatar
@Kat-pal
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 2,298 XP
06/03/2021

All this plant needs is a little bit of sun and succulent soil. The flowers are so cute and open during the day and close at night.

Fast grower Fast grower
Kat-pal avatar
@Kat-pal
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 2,298 XP
06/03/2021

I propagated this plant from my local dog park. I put it in succulent soil and it made itself right at home.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Trixie avatar
@Trixie
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 137 XP
globe Fairfield, Victoria
05/12/2021

easy

Survivor Survivor
Milliep20 avatar
@Milliep20
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 1,098 XP
globe West New York, New Jersey
05/02/2021

My plant doesn’t require much in terms of care just water when it’s time and that’s it.

Survivor Survivor

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