Malephora crocea, Ice Plant, Coppery Mesemb

Malephora crocea

Ice Plant, Coppery Mesemb
Family: Aizoaceae
Origin: South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersInvasive plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Malephora consists of a dozen of species. Their foliage is very resistant to natural elements and to the fire. Malephora are used mostly for foliage that stays attractive all year round. They form spreading masses of narrow, light green leaves. The flowers are rather modest but the blooming season is longer than other species. They will take some frost. Propagation: Cuttings.

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