Welcome to the complete guide to growing Ice Plant in Perth. In this detailed article, we will go step by step through everything you need to do to grow Ice Plant in your own property for the family to enjoy.
Herbs are such a delight to grow, and it is actually very easy to do. They smell great in your backyard or balcony, and they can help ease pain, prevent illnesses and more. Amazing!
Best time to grow Ice Plant in Perth
The best time to grow this great herb in Perth, is between Sep-Feb.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Ice Plant grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow fine in a good pot with quality soil.
How much sun is best?
Ice Plant thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full Sun, Part Shade.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Ice Plant
If you are growing Ice Plant in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a well drained sands and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Ice Plant needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Ice Plant?
You can harvest Ice Plant at its prime, which is around when fully grown.
What to propagate
You can plant Ice Plant from Seeds, and place each plant around 10-20 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Ice Plant
Ice Plant is a Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: You can distinguish between spices and herbs by what section of the plant they come from. Herbs come from the green leafy parts of plants.
Fact 2: Herbs have been used forever. They have been important to all cultures since long before we recorded history.
These make growing Ice Plant in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Ice Plant in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Ice Plant in your own property for the family to enjoy.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I trust you found this guide useful – now get in the garden!