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Ice Plant - Memembryathemum Mix (Garden Festival)

Rs. 65.00

Mesembryanthemum, commonly known as ice plants or living stones, are a genus of succulent plants that are native to South Africa. Here are some tips and care instructions for growing Mesembryanthemum:

  1. Light: Mesembryanthemum requires full sunlight to grow properly. They need at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. So, it is best to grow them outdoors in a sunny spot. If you're growing them indoors, place them near a south-facing window.

  2. Soil: Mesembryanthemum needs well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. You can use cactus or succulent potting mix for these plants.

  3. Water: Mesembryanthemum is drought-tolerant, and it is better to underwater than overwater them. Water them only when the soil is completely dry. During the growing season (spring and summer), water them once a week. In the dormant season (fall and winter), water them once every two weeks.

  4. Fertilizer: Mesembryanthemum does not need a lot of fertilizer. You can fertilize them once a month during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

  5. Temperature: Mesembryanthemum prefers warm temperatures between 60°F and 85°F (15°C to 30°C). They can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but not frost.

  6. Propagation: Mesembryanthemum can be propagated from stem cuttings or by division. Take stem cuttings from the parent plant and allow them to callus over for a day or two. Plant the cuttings in well-draining soil and water sparingly. Division can be done during the growing season when the plant has become too big for its pot.

  7. Pests and diseases: Mesembryanthemum is generally pest and disease-free. However, overwatering can cause root rot, and too much humidity can lead to fungal diseases.

By following these care instructions, you can grow healthy and beautiful Mesembryanthemum plants.