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Common name

English: Heartleaf iceplant

German: Ausdauerndes Eiskraut


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Caryophyllales (123)

        Family: Aizoaceae (9)(family description)

          Genus: Aptenia (1)

            Epithet: cordifolia (L. f.) Schwant. (5)

Synonym: Mesembryanthemum cordifolium L. f.

cordifolia => with heart-shaped leaves

cordifolium => with heart-shaped leaves


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: pink, red, orange

External links

Check for Aptenia cordifolia at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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