aptenia cordifolia

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baby sun rose

A cute succulent with pink/red flowers. Lies low to the ground. Whole plant is edible. In Ice Plant family, contains lots of water, great fire and weed barrier. Freeze leaves in plastic bags to break down leaf cells. Release alkaloids by drying 3-4 days. Antidepressant, helps addictions, smoking.
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4 Clip: Groundcover Red Apple, Aptenia cordifolia, a trailing South African native, is a relative of the ice plant which blooms fabulously in spring then becomes almost unattractive in the heat.
Aptenia cordifolia 'Red Apple' may be the most popular choice for this purpose, but it's by no means the only one.
You might also consider red apple ice plant, Aptenia Cordifolia, which is one of the fastest-growing ground covers, but will require at least twice-weekly watering if planted in full sun in your area.
This hybrid of Aptenia cordifolia and Platythyra haeckeliana is sold in flats.