Ice Plant

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum


Standard seed packet, 400 seeds

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Ice Plant

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". 

 


How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 1mm
When: 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 to Maturity/Flowering: 195+ days
*Notes: Do not over water. Protect from frost.

(Product number: G5-12)
Seeds per gram: 6000 seeds


SKU G5-12
Shipping Weight 0.0005kg
Botanical name: Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 400 seeds
Seeds per gram: 6000

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