Oscularia deltoides. Pink flowers
Photo by Stephanie Falzone

pink iceplant

This plant grows well in the following regions:

  • NCNorth and Central Coast
  • SCSouth Coast
Map of regions (click to enlarge)
map of California regions


A low-growing succulent from South Africa's southwestern Cape. Grows to about 1 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide with dark pink stems and fleshy leaves with small teeth. The leaves of this plant give year-round interest, and in spring to summer the lavender-pink flowers will cover the plant and attract butterflies.

Plant in full sun to light shade in well-draining soil. Ideal for slopes, borders, or containers. Deer resistant. Will tolerate exposure to salt and coastal conditions. Cuttings can be rooted to propagate it.

Sun needs:

  • Full sun
  • Partial sun

Water needs:

  • Low water
Water needs information from WUCOLS unless otherwise noted