Corpuscularia lehmannii: Various types of succulents are referred to as Ice Plants, but Corpuscularia lehmannii (sometimes listed as Delosperma lehmannii) has a particularly distinctive form. Its angular, three-sided leaves are extremely fleshy with a smooth, blue-green skin. In the wild, it grows in rocky crevices in South Africa and and has a deep taproot to endure full sun and periods of drought.
When grown with lots of sunlight and great drainage (gritty soil, pots with drainage holes, etc.), C. lehmannii can grow 8.0″ tall and spread over a foot wide. Water deeply but infrequently to prevent roots from staying wet for more than four days. Through the summer, it produces large, yellow blooms that resemble daisies.
Don’t be fooled by the name “Ice Plant”—C. lehmannii is not frost hardy and must be indoors before temperatures drop below freezing. When bringing pots indoors for the winter, be sure to place them near sunny windows to keep the plant colorful and compact.
|COLOR – PRIMARY||Blue / Blue-green|
|BLOOM COLOR||Yellow Bloom|
|COLD HARDINESS||Zone 10 (30F)|
|RECOMMENDED LIGHT CONDITIONS||Full sun, bright indoor light|
|GROWTH HABIT / SHAPE||Vertical grower / tall stem|
|SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC||Showy blooms, pet safe|