Ice Plant (Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum)

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 29, 2016 9:25 PM

Invasive South African succulent which has naturalized throughout coastal Baja California. This mat-forming annual thrives on very sandy, nutrient-poor soil (like washes and disturbed areas) and outcompetes native plants in mild coastal locations (like the wide-leaved M. crystallinum).

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