Plant Care Ice plant

Ice plant

4.6 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Ice plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Ice plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Corpuscularia lehmannii.


Delosperma lehmannii

How to care for Ice plant


How often to water your Ice plant

Water needs for Ice plant
0.5 cups
every 12

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 Ice plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Ice plant in your home

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

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.

Ice plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Ice plant

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

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Care Summary for Ice plant

Ice plant

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.

What other plant parents say

Ice plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Ice plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Ice plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Ice plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Ice plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Solidwodyetia avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 200 XP

Let the soil completely dry before watering again

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Emily_henninger avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 199 XP

It’s super cute, love the geometric shapes, haven’t killed it yet!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Keyshaj avatar
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 1,547 XP

Not sure about this one. Looks cool but it has not grown any roots in over 2 months from a cutting. Don’t really know what to do with him.

Browns easily Browns easily
Gatherandgrow avatar
leaf-1 171 Plants
xp 55,362 XP
globe Lincoln, NE

Such a fun little plant! She enjoys her spot in the sun and just keeps growing!

Fast grower Fast grower

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