Plant Care Baby Sun Rose

Baby Sun Rose

4.7 out of 5 (29 experiences)

Baby Sun Rose has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Baby Sun Rose has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Mesembryanthemum cordifolium, 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 Baby Sun Rose

Water

How often to water your Baby Sun Rose

Water needs for Baby Sun Rose
0.5 cups
every 12

Baby Sun Rose 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 Baby Sun Rose

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 Baby Sun Rose in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Baby Sun Rose: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Baby Sun Rose love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Baby Sun Rose does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Baby Sun Rose in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Baby Sun Rose

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Baby Sun Rose: 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 Baby Sun Rose after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Baby Sun Rose is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Baby Sun Rose

Baby Sun Rose

Baby Sun Rose


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft 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

Baby Sun Rose has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 17
Baby Sun Rose has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 17
Baby Sun Rose has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 9
Baby Sun Rose has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 9
Baby Sun Rose has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Baby Sun Rose has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Morgs avatar
@Morgs
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 1,017 XP
globe Chicago, IL
01/18/2022

Super easy to propagate. This one is propagated from my larger one. Such a beautiful plant. Easy to care for, loves sun!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Keanu-garden avatar
@Keanu-garden
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 203 XP
globe Wellington Point, Queensland
12/31/2021

Very easy to grow doesn’t need repotting for ages

Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 20,080 XP
globe Washington, DC
12/24/2021

Got this as a small cutting from my dad and it’s now climbed, trailed, flowered, and basically exploded with growth. Love that the flower color varies dependent on the amount of light the plant gets.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Carriek avatar
@Carriek
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 2,247 XP
12/15/2021

This plant requires more water than I’ve seen recommended. I water approximately every 7 days. Since I’ve started watering more often, I’ve noticed it’s a lot happier and healthier! It also requires a lot of light. Mine has not flowered, but I’m hoping with its improved living conditions it will one day!

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 1 Plants
xp 747 XP
globe New Port Richey, FL
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, MT
07/06/2021

It’s beautiful and easy to maintain

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kat-pal avatar
@Kat-pal
leaf-1 56 Plants
xp 5,726 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 56 Plants
xp 5,726 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, NJ
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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