Plant Base Online (beta)

botanical name:
Drosanthemum hispidum
Drosanthemum hispidum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rosea Ice Plant, Desert Ice Plant
synonyms:  Drosanthemum floribundum, Mesembryanthemum hispidum, Mesembryanthemum floribundum
family:  Aizoaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -4°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Creeping, mat-forming or trailing habit with fleshy succulent cylindrical, slightly curved leaves. Daisy-like magenta purple-pink flowers in spring and summer.

Well drained poorish soil in full sun. Very drought and heat tolerant but dislikes excessive winter wet. Thrives best in warm climates but may survive short periods just below freezing.

From seed

Mediterranean gardens, rock and scree gardens, coastal planting

other notes:
pronounced: dros-ANTH-eh-mum HISS-pid-um
Deeproot tree logo

You can also install Plant Base on your computer:

  • self contained application
  • more features
  • update and add records
  • larger and higher quality pictures
  • fast and efficient
  • always available, no connection needed
  • Windows, Mac and Android

details ...