Thank you for joining us for a tour of The Gardens at Texas A&M University. We hope you enjoyed your time in Aggieland, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Below you will find information on how to care for your new plant, as well as some other resources and information you may find helpful.
Caring for Your New Plant
Aptenia cordifolia, also known as hearts-and-flowers, baby sun rose or heart-leaf iceplant, is a succulent with small bright red to pink solitary flowers that open during the day, but close up at night and remain closed on cloudy days. Hearts-and-flowers thrive in full sun but can survive in semi-shade with reduced flowering. This plant grows best in warm settings but can tolerate moderate frosts. Keep this attractive succulent indoors as a houseplant year-round in a sunny window. It is especially attractive when kept in a hanging basket. This hardy plant can tolerate high rainfall and extreme drought, so it can do quite well even with irregular watering. For best performance, water the plant periodically as you would any cactus or succulent. Wait until the soil is almost completely dry and then water deeply.