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Ice Plant, Coppery Mesemb
Scientific Name: Malephora crocea (Jacq.) Schwant
Synonym: Hymenocyclus crocea, Mesembryanthemum croceum, Mesembryanthemum insititium
Family: Aizoaceae
Ice Plant, Coppery Mesemb (Malephora crocea)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 11-24
USDA: 9 (with protection), 11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix, one of the hardiest ice plants

Heat Tolerance: Delicate in summer, needs regular water.

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South Africa (Karoo desert)

Growth Habits: Trailing succulent to 7 inches high (20 cm), leaves up to 1.6 inches long (4 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water when established, needs good drainage.

Propagation: Cuttings

Blooming Habits:
Blooms sparsely during the year, with more flowers in spring. The flowers are reddish outside, more yellowish inside.

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