The Baby Sunrose is native to the Eastern Coastal Plains of South Africa. It makes an excellent houseplant in a sunny window.
This sprawling plant forms a dense mat that grows in flat clumps along the ground from six to twelve inches tall. It has bright green, heart-shaped, succulent leaves and small, reddish-purple to pinkish-purple, button-like flowers with yellow centers. Its flowers bloom from early spring until summer. The blossoms attract bees, opening during the daylight hours and closing at night. Golden-yellow blooms. This variety is a much faster and more vigorous growing plant. Use it as a bank cover, along a retaining wall, in containers, rock gardens, or hanging baskets, cascading down a wall, or around boulders. It looks nice when used on the north sides of buildings or in north-facing planters.
The sunrose prefer a well-draining, rich, sandy, or loamy soils and partial shade to filtered sun. It also tolerates drought conditions, but prefers regular irrigation, especially during the hot summer months. This plant is relatively easy to propagate from cuttings and spreads vegetatively by rooting from its branches. It is hardy to twenty-three degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly fertilize it two to three times each year with ammonium phosphate to keep it looking healthy.
Mature size: 6" to 12" tall
The starter plant you will receive is growing in a 2.5" Pot, not in bloom at this time.
Loves the sun
Blooms spring through fall
Water when dry