Ice Plant

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum Open Pollinated

Standard seed packet, 400 seeds

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'Ice Plant' seeds

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

Perennial plant with succulent type foliage which is covered in bumps giving it a frozen icy appearance. Leaves and stems of plant are edible fresh and can be used as a spinach substitute or can be pickled. Ice plant leaves have a salty acid flavour. Crushed foliage can be used as a substitute for soap. Prefers well drained soil and tolerates poor soil nutrition. Medicinal herb with a history of having been used as a diuretic. Needs to be planted in a full sun position and protected from frost. Drought tolerant once established. Also known as "Common Ice Plant" or "Salty Ice Plant". 


Seeds per gram: 6000
Product code: G5-12

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 1mm
Season Spring or Summer
Germination 7-14 days @ 18-24°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Perennial
Plant Spacing 25cm
Plant Height 10cm
Position Full sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 195+ days

*Notes: Do not over water. Protect from frost.


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