Plant Care Purple ice plant
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Purple ice plant

Also known as

Sea fig

Taxonomy

Carpobrotus chilensis
Carpobrotus
Aizoaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Purple ice plant

Water

How often to water your Purple ice plant

Water needs for Purple ice plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Purple ice plant 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 Purple ice plant

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 Purple ice plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Purple ice plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Purple ice plant 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Purple ice plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Purple ice plant: 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 Purple ice plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Purple ice plant

Purple ice plant

Purple ice plant


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.

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