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Baby Sun Rose

Original price was: €45,00.Current price is: €40,00.

An easy to take care of, tough and hardy species with brightly coloured yellow and green leaves with reddish tips. The flowers are star shaped and white or yellow in colour.  With its eye-catching and brightly coloured leaves the Sunset Star is perfect for a sunny windowsill.

Availability: 2 in stock

All our plants are locally sourced, from local stock or locally produced seeds. All soil and compost used is locally sourced, fully organic and pesticide free. These features ensure that all plants sold in our store are fully acclimatised to the Maltese climate and so are more prone to thrive at their new home.

As much as possible we try to utilise recycled or re-purposed planters for our plants to reduce our impact on the environment. Once at their new home they can be replanted in any container you wish, however if you prefer that we deliver you plants in a more traditional plastic planter we can do this as well.

Common NameBaby Sun Rose / Heartleaf Ice plant / Red Aptenia
Botanical NameAptenia Cordifolia 
Plant TypePerennial
Mature SizeCan spread as much as 1m wide
Sun ExposureLight Shade to Full Sun
Soil TypeRich, well-drained
Soil pH6-8
Bloom TimeLate summer
AppearanceFleshy, heart shaped, glossy, bright green leaves
Hardiness Zones9-11
Native AreaSouth Africa
ToxicityNot toxic to people and pets

Baby Sun Rose Care

These plants are considered fairly easy to care for both inside and outdoors. This plant is healthier with access to full sun or in a partially shaded location.

The Baby Sun Rose is a low-growing ground cover forming a dense mat very close to the soil surface. The leaves are plump and heart shaped, bright green and glossy when in a healthy environment. The stems tend to sprawl out and spill out of the pot when mature making them ideal to grow in a hanging basket.

In late summer they produce plenty of pink and red flowers which if placed outdoors are very attractive to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.

These plant requires minimal watering and are considered to be drought-tolerant. Be sure to allow the top inch of the soil or potting medium to dry out before watering. During its growth season, liquid fertilizer can be applied to the soil on a monthly basis. It will do best when ambient temperatures are at 20°C.

This plant is safe for pets. It is not toxic, so your furry friends can safely play near this succulent.

The below pictures are just for reference.

 

 

 

 

Weight0,1 kg
Dimensions19 × 25 × 35 cm