ICE PLANT – A DIAMOND SHINE AND A HARDY ATTITUDE! NEW STOCKS! $3.00 $2.30

AN EXTRA SPECIAL SUCCULENT SEED VARIETY! CACTUS AND SUCCULENT LOVERS WILL ADORE THIS! EAT IT, USE IT TO WASH YOUR HANDS AND ADMIRE IT’S SHINE! ICEPLANT IS REALLY SOMETHING SPECIAL!

IT STORES WATER IN SACKS ALONG AND ALL OVER THE LEAVES, GIVING IT THE LOOK OF DIAMONDS THAT SHINE IN THE SUN! IT LIKES YOUR POOREST, ROCKIEST SOILS WHERE IT WILL THRIVE! NOTHING IS LIKE THIS AGE-OLD SPECIES!

IT’S EVEN EDIBLE! YOU CAN EAT THE LEAVES, USE THE FLOWERS AS AN EDIBLE GARNISH AND THE LEAVES CAN ALSO BE USED AS A SOAP SUBSTITUTE!

HAPPY IN POTS WHERE IT WILL SPILL OVER CREATING A SHINY, FAIRY LIKE MAT OF FOLIAGE AND STUNNING SPIDER LIKE FLOWERS! GREAT IN THE GARDEN TO COVER HOT AND POOR SOIL AREAS WITH AMAZING SHINING LIGHTS!

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum or ICE PLANT is a prostrate succulent plant native to Africa, Sinai and southern Europe, and naturalized in North America, South America and Australia. The plant is covered with large, glistening bladder cells or water vesicles, reflected in its common names of common ice plant, crystalline ice plant or ice plant.

The bladder cells are enlarged epidermal cells. The main function of these bladder cells is to reserve water. It can be annual, biennial or perennial, but its life cycle is usually completed within several months, depending on environmental conditions.

A very ornamental plant, it is occasionally cultivated for its edible leaves, the flowers are often used as a garnish in high class restaurants. The plants have few problems with pests or diseases.

The seeds are small and fine, mix with grains of sand to spread them about evenly, beware not to keep them too wet, they prefer a drier environment when geminating though you should keep the surface of the soil slightly damp. These must be sprayed with fungicide once germinated. Fungicide suitable for these can be found in any black spot style Rose spray, and you can also use that on all your new seedlings. Keep well ventilated.

VERY SMALL SEEDS. MIX WITH FINE GRAINS OF SAND IF NEEDED TO AID DISTRIBUTION OF SEEDS.

Grow Notes
Easily grown in an ordinary well-drained garden soil. Succeeds in any well-drained low-fertility soil so long as it is in a full sun position.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, only just covering the seed with a sprinkle of sand as they need some light to germinate. Lightly water.

When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.

Seedlings are prone to dampening off so should not be over watered and should be kept in a very sunny well-ventilated position, spray with fungicide once seeds sprout.

Germination
7-14 days at 18-24°C

Maturity
195+ days.

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Seed Count: 30
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