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Mesembryanthemum cordifolium

 
Mesembryanthemum cordifolium

Synonym(s) Aptenia cordifolia
Common name heart-leaf iceplant; baby sun rose
Family aizoaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z10-11)
Flowers pink
Size 4"
Light sun

Succulent mat-forming perennial from South Africa. Reportedly short-lived and sensitive to cold night-time temperatures, but ours somehow survived the hard freeze into the mid-teens of January 2018. Trailing stems with fleshy leaves, broader than those on the ice plants in the Delosperma genus I had previously grown.Has escaped cultivation in some warm-climate states and is listed as an invasive species there.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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