Plant Care Common Ice Plant

Common Ice Plant

Also known as

Common Iceplant, Common Iceplant, Common ice plant, Crystalline ice plant and Ice plant


Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

How to care for Common Ice Plant


How often to water your Common Ice Plant

Water needs for Common Ice Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Common 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 Common Ice Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Common Iceplant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Ice Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Ice Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Ice Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Ice Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Common Ice Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common 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 Common Ice Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Common Ice Plant

Common Ice Plant

Common Ice Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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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