Plant Care Iceplant

Iceplant

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Iceplant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Iceplant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Trailing iceplant

Taxonomy

Delosperma cooperi
Delosperma
Aizoaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Iceplant

💦 Water

How often to water your Iceplant

Water needs for Iceplant
0.5 cups
every 12

Iceplant 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 Iceplant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Iceplant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Iceplant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Iceplant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Iceplant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Iceplant

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Iceplant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Iceplant →

Common Iceplant Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Iceplant thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Iceplant Water Frequency →

Iceplant Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Iceplant requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Iceplant Light Requirements →

Iceplant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Iceplant prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Iceplant Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Iceplant is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Iceplant →

When and How to Successfully Repot Iceplant →


💩 Fertilizer

Iceplant is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


🌎 Native Region

Iceplant is native to Southern Africa.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Iceplant grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Iceplant →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Iceplant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Iceplant Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Iceplant can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Iceplant

Iceplant

Iceplant


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

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