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How to divide and care for Ice Plant?

Posted by kuriooo 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 21, 08 at 7:49


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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RE: How to divide and care for Ice Plant?

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.

RE: How to divide and care for Ice Plant?

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.

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