Plant Care Coppery Mesemb

Coppery Mesemb

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Coppery Mesemb has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Coppery Mesemb has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Red ice plant


Malephora crocea

How to care for Coppery Mesemb


How often to water your Coppery Mesemb

Water needs for Coppery Mesemb
0.5 cups
every 12

Coppery Mesemb 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 Coppery Mesemb

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Coppery Mesemb in your home

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

Coppery Mesemb love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Coppery Mesemb does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Coppery Mesemb

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

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Care Summary for Coppery Mesemb

Coppery Mesemb

Coppery Mesemb

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

Coppery Mesemb has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Coppery Mesemb has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Coppery Mesemb has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Ali avatar
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 2,463 XP
globe Tempe, AZ

I’m not sure if it was just my experience but I watered this plant and went out of town and when I came back it had a couple gnats. It recovered great though!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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