Ice Plants
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Getting old ice plant to flower

Zone 93551 | Wendyloon added on March 27, 2016 | Answered

I just moved into a house where there is an ice plant that is very thick and does not flower. I have been using Miracle Grow, cut back the dead flowers and it gets small amounts of daily watering. I see new growth but no flower buds. Any suggestions on how to get it going?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 28, 2016

Ice Plant really do not need much care.
You are likely inhibiting the flowering with the application of fertilizer and too much Nitrogen.
Excess Nitrogen results in lots of green leaves and no flowers.
Do not continue to fertilizer.
You can give the plants a application of Phosphorous. This could help promote some flowering.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/ice-plant/growing-hardy-ice-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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