Out of boredom on December 30 2017, I decided to sort out my seeds collection and found ice plant seeds which were bought in April.
I had totally forgotten about them!
There are about 135 varieties and under them, 1900 species of ice plants. Originally discovered in the dry and barren South Africa’s mountains, they thrived better in sandy soil. In addition to leaves, their flowers are also edible.
Surprisingly the seeds germinated very fast, in fact only 19 hours, using strawberry germination method.
Transplanted on January 08 to sandy medium, will hope they grow well ! 🙂
Ice Plants Notes
- Tolerate full Sun but not heat over 27C
- Drought tolerant
- Prefers dry hard packed medium – more sand, perlite
- Flowers are edible
- Thick and succulent leaves with salt crystals
- Market price in Singapore – $160 + per KG