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Botanical names:
Mesembryanthemum cordifolium Accepted
Aptenia cordifolia Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3-4 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Some annuals are great houseplants, some can be saved over winterSome annuals are great houseplants, some can be saved over winter
By purpleinopp on April 30, 2021

A lot of plants sold in the "annuals" section at stores are perennials that can't survive year-round outside where they are sold, so they are referred to as annuals to avoid any unrealistic expectations. Perennial plants have a range of hardiness zones, which can be easily checked if you're curious about a particular plant.

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Posted by Zuni (SF Bay Area, CA - Zone 9b) on Mar 28, 2018 2:15 AM

Very easy to propagate from stem cuttings.

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LizDTM On August 19, 2017 Potted up
Moved into larger container near entryway (east side of house)
LizDTM On March 5, 2017 Transplanted
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