Mesembryanthemums are low maintenance plants – great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens which don’t need much overseeing. They are a wonderful addition to rock gardens and edgings – and their large array of beautiful bright blooms attract butterflies and bees to the garden. The flowers close at night and on cloudy days.
Mesembryanthemums are frost-tender succulents which thrive in sunny, dry conditions and locations, blooming for weeks in the spring and summer. They need full sun and sandy, well-drained soil. They tolerate drought and are resistant to salt spray, making them good for seaside plantings. These plants are ideal for mass plantings. They’re wonderful, sunny ground covers. Plant them in rock gardens; they are especially beautiful on slopes and hillsides.