Thursday, September 10, 2009

a plant for hanging baskets

I have no idea what this plant is called. I had spotted it as a creeper in a hanging basket and it looked really nice. The plant has thick fleshy leaves, and flowers at the tip of the main stem. I took a piece to plant and to my surprise, it rooted quickly and flowered in less than 4 weeks. I'm waiting for it to grow more and be shifted to a hanging basket.
In case any of you identify this plant, do let me know what it's called.

17 comments:

  1. Hi there, it is very pretty and it looks really durable too.

    Have a great weekend in the garden (balcony)

    Tyra

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  2. @Thanks Tyra. It is a hardy plant, and that's what I really liked. One always needs a mix of sturdy and delicate plants in a garden...

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  3. Looks like an ice plant to me. They are a succulent, love dry and sandy conditions, very drought tolerant and love to spread. There are many colours available.

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  4. @Helen: Ice plant....interesting...
    Thanks a tonne...I wish I could get more colors. I'll plan for next summers..

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  5. Very nice plant to have here too! I can plant this whole year round. I will look out for this particular one in the nursery. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. @stephanie: Good if you find one...am quite happy with this one...thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Nice beautiful flower. Easy to care for, rooted and flowered quickly - just what we want in a plant! Great!

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  8. @Blossom: Yes, and I hear that you find ice plant in many colors. I am hoping to get hold of a few colors and brighten my garden...thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Really pretty. Next year I wil know to get some. I saw them at the nursery but wasn't to sure wether it would do well. Good to know.
    PS. to answer your question from my post~ the owls are andirons that I set a pot on. Thanks for visiting.

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  10. The bloom does remind me of the Ice Plant, but the foliage is a bit larger than mine. It's a pretty one for your hanging planter that's for sure. :)

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  11. Hi UG, Thanks for stopping by my blog. The snapshot for the header is beautiful. What plant is that?

    ♥ Chaitra

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  12. http://www.finegardening.com/plantguide/genus/delosperma.aspx Has some great info on your iceplant. Tropical - does not like the cold. This was my mom's favorite plant.

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  13. I am thinking the leaf is too big for a delosperma...but I remembered having this plant a few years ago, except mine had a variegated leaf...it is called Aptenia cordifolia or Baby Sun Rose. It is a succulent plant, and is also considered an ice plant!!! Very sweet plant with the sweetest of blooms...and I love it's name!!! Unfortunately I watered mine too much, or it did not like the humidity in south Florida, and it died. I was so sad. I miss it still!!!
    Sounds like yours is thriving!!! YEAH!

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  14. @Tufa girl: Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for the link. That's a great site to look up for information. Also, I did some research and found that the plant i have is not really an ice plant but baby sun rose.

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  15. @Julie: Yes, I did a little bit of research following your visit to my blog and found that it's Aptenia or the Baby sun rose.
    Fortunately, my plant is doing well. Wish there was a way to send some to you...:)

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  16. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
    謝謝你的文章分享,請你有空到我

    參觀,Thanks

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  17. Hi, its called baby sun rose (Aptenia cordifolia) I have one too! flowers all the time. A pleasure to grow.

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