Crystal Lettuce Sun Rose
days to maturity:
plant spacing: 4 plants per square foot
sunlight requirement: 8-14 hours
look out for: generally pest free
harvest notes: harvest often and deadhead
Aptenia cordifolia is a species of succulent plant in the iceplant family known by the common names heartleaf iceplant and baby sun rose that is being popularized in the culinary world as “crystal lettuce” for its beautiful succulent bejeweled edible leaf tips and flowers. Like its relatives iceplant and purslane, crystal lettuce is an easy to care for trailing ground cover that doesn't mind our tropical weather during the cooler season.