How to divide and care for Ice Plant?

kuriooo(5)April 21, 2008

Hi,

I've searched the forum and the web, but can't seem to find the exact info I'm looking for.

I believe I've got ice plant growing in a bed. I'd like to transplant some if possible to another bed nearby. Is this the right time, and if so, how do I go about it since it creates a 'mat' of foliage. I can't tell where one plant begins and ends like I can with hosta.

Also, the ice plant has grown very slowly in the 1.5 years I've had the house. Is this normal, and if so, should I consider buying some instead of the transplant for the newer bed?

Thanks in advance!

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leftwood(z4a MN)

What bullthistle says is a good general method for perennials. It would be the simplest way to go.

But Ice plants (Delosperma spp.) can be rooted just like any sedum with just a piece of stem to root, too. So you have that option also.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 6:46PM
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tigerwiggy

I just pull a piece off the parent plant and stick it in some dirt. Ice plant is one of those plants that even people with brown thumbs can grow.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2008 at 11:06PM
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