Asked on Mar 2, 2012

Does anyone know the name of this plant?



Leaves look like it could be a suculent variety, and the flower closes up in the evening to reopen the next day. I think it grows as a ground cover.
34 answers
  • Lynn B
    on Mar 2, 2012

    Ice plant...Mesembryanthemum.

  • Walter Reeves
    on Mar 2, 2012

    likes FULL sun and is very drought tolerant

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Mar 2, 2012

    There are a ton of new colors and tighter leaf clusters to be had. Take a look the Red, Yellow and white ones

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Mar 3, 2012

    Also very salt-tolerant.

  • Bonnie B
    on Mar 4, 2012

    We call it "Ice Plant" here in California. It does exceptionally well in along the coast as a ground cover in sandy soil. It does not tolerate very cold or hot weather.

  • Tish
    on Mar 6, 2012

    Thank you for all the help, I'm looking foward to having a nice patch of it full of flowers someday.

  • Jul1431269
    on Mar 19, 2015

    Here in Australia we call it a pig face.

  • Meem Kaplan
    on Mar 26, 2015

    Good ole Ice Plant! I lived in the SF Bay Area as a child and we would break off the "leaves" and use them to "draw" on the sidewalk. If we had known the Australian name I'm sure we would have had a lot of fun with that!!!

  • Sue
    on May 23, 2015

    Ice plant .....comes in other colors and yellow also.

  • Heathaah Nault
    on May 23, 2015

    iceburg.I live in northen,ca I put a little piece in and it took over.very invasive hard to get rid of all root.even a sm.piece of the succulant will grow.drought tolorant nice ground cover and bees love love love!!

  • Joanne
    on May 24, 2015

    It is ice plant, comes in fuschia, yellow, orange & red.

  • Thelma Sisson
    on May 25, 2015

    Ice plant grow a lot on California

  • Lynette
    on May 26, 2015

    In Australia it's called 'Pig Face' .....shame as its so pretty on a sunny day! In NZ it's called Ice Plant.

  • Sally
    on Jun 5, 2015

    I agree with plant! You see a lot of ice plants in California, and the fliers are beautiful.

    on Jun 22, 2015

    It will even grow in Northern Missouri if you give it good drainage. Great on slopes that are hard to get to. It doesn't take over like in California.

  • Karen
    on Jun 22, 2015

    Ice plants see a lot in California they use it around high traffic areas. Beaches roads etc...

  • Dina Kayda
    on Jul 27, 2015

    ice plant

  • Olivia Mendoza Golden
    on Aug 17, 2015

    Ice plant. Also in yellow. Can be broken off and you can make more plants. I love it

  • Angela Herremans
    on Sep 7, 2015

    Here in Australia we call it pig face :-) don't know why I have it my garden beds as a ground cover and yes it's a succulent :-) it. Comes in lots of colours but the most common is pink :-) you will need to keep it under control as it will sprout roots at all the joints which are touching the ground be it mud or grass and yes it will run out over the grass if not kept in check. I go mine from the neighbour when she was pulling it all out of her grass area so it came with the roots already :-) all I did was place it I. The garden bed and covered all the areas that had the roots showing and within the month it was spreading itself in its new home :-) but I do have to cut it back when it tries to escape the flower beds :-)

  • Tish
    on Dec 30, 2015

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    on Jan 3, 2016

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  • Melanie Giezing
    on Jan 15, 2016

    Hi Here in South-Africa it is called a 'hotnots vygie' This plant is used for plenty of different uses. Press all the liqued out mix it with nivea cream and use it for burns,blisters and mostly for Jellyfish stings. The litte green plant can be cut open and the juice can be put on a sore place just like that.

  • Tish
    on Jan 15, 2016


  • Gerri Brostrom
    on Feb 19, 2016

    It's common name here in the U.S. is ice plant. Easy to propagate by pinching off a piece and sticking it in the ground. Spreads easily.

  • Bronwen.gilchrist
    on Feb 28, 2016

    In Australia the common name is 'PIG FACE' and is a native plant that grows everywhere where I live, which is near the beach. There are different coloured flowers and leaves. You are correct it is a succulent and a ground cover and with a bit of water and warm weather it grows fast. Just break a leaf off and plant it, in fact it will strike roots by just laying on the ground.

    , Native pig face growing wild
  • Olivia Mendoza Golden
    on Mar 11, 2016

    Ice plant, I have it in purple and yellow. very easy to grow

  • on Apr 3, 2016

    In Greece we call them ice-plant ()

  • Tinamills
    on Apr 10, 2016

    Ice plant, my neighbor has it in her garden.

  • Tish
    on Apr 10, 2016

    Membresa answers

  • Anjo Da Sorte
    on Apr 22, 2016

    In Portugal Carpobrotus edulis chorão-das-praias

  • Tiffany Wilkerson
    on Sep 1, 2016

    Delosperma - Ice Plant. It's an annual in Virginia

  • Dia3012015
    on Sep 30, 2016

    It's called Ice Plant. I grew up in Ca., and had ton's of it. My brother's, and I use to have Ice Plant war's, throwing it back and forth with the neighbors. Wonderful memories!!!

  • Mary
    on Oct 9, 2016

    Maybe this -- Carpobrotus acinaciformis (commonly known as Elands Sourfig, Elandssuurvy or Sally-my-handsome) is a succulent perennial of the family Aizoaceae, native to South Africa. from" target="_blank">

  • Lin4309289
    on Oct 20, 2016

    It's an Ice Plant. It is a ground cover & can become very invasive.

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