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".
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring or Summer|
|Germination:||7-14 days @ 18-24°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost tender Perennial|
|Position:||Full sun, well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||195+ days|
(Product number: G5-12)
Seeds per gram: 6000 seeds
|Botanical name:||Mesembryanthemum crystallinum|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||400 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||6000|
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