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Corpuscularia lehmannii, also known by the common name ‘Ice Plant’ (though it is not, in fact, cold hardy), is a unique variety that sports thick, angular, icy blue/green leaves that appear to “stack” up the stems. Some suggest that the common name comes not only from the plant’s coloration, but also from the leaf shape, which can resemble that of an ice cube! This beginner-friendly variety can reach up to 8 inches tall and 12 inches wide, forming a mat of lightly draping foliage perfect for a container, a rock garden, or even a hanging succulent arrangement.
In its native South Africa, this plant thrives in bright light, rooting within the sandy substrate between the crevices of rock outcroppings, and thus requires a very porous soil, such as a cacti mix supplemented with pumice or perlite. With a long taproot, ‘Ice Plant’ also requires a deeper pot with excellent drainage – and, as this taproot confers the plant with superior drought-resistance, plan to water thoroughly but sparingly, waiting until the soil has had a chance to completely dry out before providing the plant with another drink.
In the springtime, a healthy ‘Ice Plant’ will send up yellow, daisy-like blooms that will open in the morning and senesce by nightfall.
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All plants are shipped bare-root with the exception of House Plants and Plant Club Subscription Boxes. House plants and succulents will ship from separate locations and may arrive at different times. Orders ship Monday-Friday each week. Please allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed. We ship within the USA and its outlying territories ONLY. Read our full policy here.
Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!
THE ULTIMATE SUCCULENT CARE GUIDE
For more information on how to care for succulents, please check out our variety of care guide on topics like planting, watering, sunlight, and more!