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Hearts and Flowers (Aptenia cordifolia)

DESCRIPTION

Hearts and Flowers (Aptenia cordifolia)

  • Leaves: are heart-shaped
  • Also known as: Red Apple

Hearts and Flowers Details

Hearts and Flowers is a fast-growing succulent most often used in small pots or as ground cover. In optimal growing conditions, this plant can reach up to 12 inches tall with a spread of 2- 4 feet growth. It gets its name from the fact that most people think that the leaves are heart-shaped. The rich green color of the foliage works as an amazing backdrop for the pink flowers. The flowers bloom from early spring through the summer.

Hearts and Flowers Basic Care

Hearts and Flowers need to be planted in soil that offers proper water drainage. It can be planted in soil with alkaline or acidic heavy pH levels and grow well in either condition. This succulent should be planted in areas of the landscape that will offer partial shade. Sun exposure should be filtered sun to not overheat the plant. It can grow with sun exposure but may stress the plant and cause it to not bloom as many flowers. This plant must be watered regularly and may need extra attention in the summer. Fertilizing 3 times a year will be beneficial for ideal health throughout the year.

Hearts and Flowers Landscape Uses

This plant can be used anywhere that will offer some shade from the sun. It can be used as ground cover to fill in open areas of a landscape or in a desert or xeriscape landscapes for accents of color for added spark. Many people also love to plant these in containers, small pots, and hanging baskets to add lively décor to a patio or small yard.

The Moon Valley Difference

At Moon Valley Nurseries, we offer vibrant and healthy plants that are ready to provide added value and instant beauty around your home. We also offer free design consultation at all of our nursery locations with an expert designer to make your landscaping goals a reality!

FEATURES

Ground cover used in tropical, green and arid landscapes

Great in pots!

Bright green succulent type foliage with bright apple red flowers spring through fall

Keep moist in well drained garden soil