It is also known as heartleaf Ice plant or dew plant. A ground hugging, fast growing succulent with thick heart-shaped, glossy lime green leaves, that's an attractive easy to grow groundcover plant. Colourful, dainty reddish-pink flowers contrast against the foliage so it makes a very attractive lawn alternative.
The flowers will remain open during the day while the sun is shining and will flower most of the time all through the hotter parts of the year through to autumn.
It is perfect in a kokedama because as it grows, its stems flow over the moss ball and let it dangle as it grows.
Bright direct or indirect sunlight
Water only when the kokedama is light and dry. Overwatering causes the roots to rot and it is fairly hard for the plant to recover. Remember, this is a succulent, therefore, overwatering it will cause the plant to die.
Water every 2 -3 weeks in the warmer months (in summer check weekly especially in warmer days and may need watering weekly) and monthly in winter.
HOW TO WATER?
Submerge the whole ball in a bowl, bucket or sink up to the top of the ball. While it is light and dry, you may need to hold it down until the bubbles disappear. Then let it sit in water for 10 - 15 minutes. Take it out of the water and let drip dry.
FERTILISER, PLANT FOOD, SOIL CONDITIONER
Fertilise monthly in spring and summer to encourage growth and NONE in winter. In the colder months, this plant generally hibernates. Therefore feeding with fertiliser won’t make it do much.
We use Munash organics with our plants and kokedamas as their products are gentle to the plants, plus they are ORGANIC! With the plant food, every 2 months is all you need to do.
Soil conditioners such as Seasol, is also good to use during the growth season. Therefore, using it fortnightly when you water the kokedama is also good for the devil’s ivy.
These care instructions serve as a guide only. The conditions in every home is different such as light, humidity, draft, heat, etc. and you know your home better than anyone else. These all affect the health and condition of your kokedama. We advise that you do a little bit of research prior to purchasing your kokedama.
*There is nothing like getting to know you plant.
*Since our products are handmade, there might be slight inconsistencies with the size and shape. The product in the photo may not be the exact product you get, however, will be similar.
PLANTS CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED TO NON-QUARANTINE STATES & TERRITORIES:
ACT, NSW, QLD, SA & VIC