Aptenia cordifolia – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

Common names: baby sun rose (English).

Botanical name: Aptenia cordifolia

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

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.


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