Native plants

NZ ice plant

Scientific name: Disphyma australe
Maori name: horokaka
English name: NZ ice plant, native ice plant

Pioneer Other plant - native to the Wellington Region
Suits: partial shade, sunny, exposure, coastal and dune garden

About NZ ice plant

Trailing, succulent herb with fleshy finger-shaped leaves. Coastal (rarely inland). Mostly on cliff faces, rock stacks, and boulder/cobble beaches, more rarely in saltmarsh and estuaries. Often in petrel scrub on offshore islands, and extending into coastal forest around petrel burrows. Fleshy capsules are dispersed by frugivory and possibly wind and water

Provides for birds

  Nectar Fruit Seeds
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