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?
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.
Can I take two different ice plants and make one? If so, how?
It certainly might be possible and I invite you to try by using the knowledge in the following article:
I have a very healthy Ice Plant in my garden. It survived its first winter and is now growing beyond measure! But I didn't get a single flower last summer. And in our area I've already seen other plants of the same type with flowers but mine just keeps growing and growing without producing any flowers. What can I do?
Are they in a full sun location? My research indicates they may not be inclined to bloom if they are not in full sun.
Also, it may be too soon to tell. Some ice plant varieties do not bloom until early summer.
Although ice plants require little to no fertilizer, you could try to lightly fertilize it with half-strength liquid fertilizer.
For more information on ice plants, please visit the following link:
I have a couple ice plants in the garden. Full sun, sandy drainable soil. The plants had blooms when I planted them more than a month ago. No blooms now but the plants are green and look healthy. How long should it take for more blooms? I always trim off the dead ones. And I did fertilize once with Sea Mate. In order to proceed here, I had to post a photo. This one is from several yrs. ago. Where you see the dianthus is now where the ice plants are. thanks, Kevin
Your plants are likely working on setting roots and becoming established. This can slow the production of flowers.
Also, they need little to no fertilizer, in fact this could also inhibit flowering with too much nitrogen.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.
We live in California. We brought a cutting of an ice plant from the coast to our front garden at our home in Bakersfield. The plant is thriving, and has taken over the whole front of our garden but for two years has not had one flower on it. Any ideas as to why it isn't flowering?
Make sure they are planted in an area that they receive enough sunlight.
You also may have too much nitrogen in the soil and it may be inhibiting the flowering.
You could have a simple soil test done at your County Extension Office.
If the nitrogen levels are high you can easily correct this with a phosphorous application such as Bone Meal or a bloom booster fertilizer.
It is middle of May, 2017. Thank you! Does ice plant grow back once its dead looking?
If you see no new growth, your plants may have died.
I planted a flat of tall height ice plant which was in full bloom when I bought it, but it has not bloomed at all since. It is growing and looks green, but no blooms for several weeks now. The exposure is full sun. What's wrong?
Have you fertilized? You may want to check the soil (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-soil.htm) to ensure that there's not too much nitrogen present, which will reduce flowering but increase foliage growth. You can offset this by adding some phosphorus rich fertilizer or bone meal to the soil around your plant. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm