Aptenia cordifolia

Aptenia cordifolia
Aptenia cordifolia
Aptenia cordifolia

Common names: baby sun rose (English). 
Botanical name: Aptenia cordifolia

Aptenia cordifolia, also known as baby sun rose or red aptenia, is a fast-growing succulent groundcover plant that is ideal for coastal gardens and can tolerate sea spray and sandy soil. It has glossy succulent leaves and bright magenta pink flowers that attract butterflies, bees, and other insects. It is drought-resistant and can tolerate irregular watering. Aptenia cordifolia is used medicinally as an anti-inflammatory, dressing, and deodorant, and is also used as a love and good luck charm. It can be easily grown from seed and cuttings, and requires full sun or semi-shade.

Uses & Benefits: medicine

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Family: Mesembryanthemaceae
Type: ground cover, succulent
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