Will an iceplant do well here? (Vegas)

venividibitchyFebruary 22, 2011

I loved all of the iceplants I saw growing on sides of the road and on the beach cliffs in San Diego, and would really love to try to grow some here, but I know it's far more arid and we have greater temperature swings....

What do you all think?

I live in USDA 8/Sunset 11.

Elevation: 2,300ft.

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desertlvr

Absolutely! There are many species of iceplant which will grow in your climate --- they just need more supplemental water, but are still quite xeric, and rapid growers. There must be lots of nursery resources in Las Vegas, and loads of on-line ones as well. You probably want to avoid the more cold adapted ones from mountainous regions of South Africa, since they have less heat tolerance.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2011 at 8:21PM
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riegersteve(Z9)

please dont plant iceplants,

they are sterile...

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 1:31PM
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