Welcome to Aggieland! We are so excited that you are interested in becoming an Aggie one day! We hope you enjoyed your visit to West Campus, and your new plant. 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
Ideal for low-maintenance and water-wise gardens, Aptenia cordifolia, commonly known as Hearts & Flowers or Baby Sun Rose, is a trailing succulent perennial that forms a thick carpet of fleshy, heart-shaped, glossy green leaves. A profusion of bright pink, small daisy flowers are produced in spring and summer.
Heat, drought, and salt tolerant, this plant looks great in rock gardens or in containers where its fine texture and delicate appearance can be appreciated. It is also a good choice for long lasting hanging baskets or for cascading over the edges of walls.
- Grows up to 6 inches tall and spreads up to 2 feet.
- Thrives in full sun in sandy, well-drained soils.
- Water regularly when the soil becomes dry. Keep dry in the winter and fertilize very lightly in early spring.